Nigerian Towns

TOWN: Lagos

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Sights and Museums

National Museum

King George V Road, Onikan (01 876 4522)

Nigerian Conservation Foundation Centre.

Km 19, Lekki-Epe Express Way (01 264 2497)

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Cultural Centres

British Council

20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi (01 461 5600/www.britishcouncil.org/Nigeria).

Civic Centre

Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island (01 271 6055)

French Cultural Centre

4C Ruxton Road, Ikoyi (01 269 2365)

Geothe- Institute

10 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island (01 461 3416/www.geothe.de/lagos.com).

MUSON Centre

8-9 Marina, Onikan (01 264 6662).

Galleries

Bogobiri   Exchange Gallery

9 Maitama Sule Street (off Awolowo Road 5 W Ikoyi (01 461 5889)

Didi Museum

Plot 175, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island (01 774 7898)

Terra Kulture

1376 Tiamiyu Savege, Victoria Island (01 270 0599)

Victoria Island Gallery

21 Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island.

Sports & Leisure

Ikoyi Club 1938

Club Road (off Kingsway Road), Ikoyi (01 269 5133/www.ikoyiclubgolf.com)

Lagos Mabor Boat Club

28 Awolo Road, South-West Ikoyi (01 740 1722)

 

WHERE TOEAT

African

Mama Cass

37 Marina Street, Marina (01 891 8727/0802 608 2874 mobile)

Chinese

Chinaville

14 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island (01 474 0922/0802 314 1560 mobile)

Golden Gate

25B Glover Road, Ikoyi (01 269 5337)

Mr Chang

126 Awolowo Road, South West Ikoyi (01 271 7575)

Pearl Garden

10A Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island (01 270 8889).

Prime Chinese

Plot 860, Bishop Abayode Cole Street(By Dream Plaza), Victoria Island (01 270 6655)

Regent Chinese Cuisine

6 Ahmed Omibudo Street, Victoria Island (01 761 2880)

Salpan

4th floor Dream Plaza 7B Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island (01 461 2056/www.saipannigeria.com).

 

Continental

Bugalow

Plot 1296 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island (01 261 0235/08033049104 mobile)

Cactus

20-24 Ozumba Mbadive Avenue Victoria Island (08082717534 mobile)

Candy Patisserie

21A Kofo Abayoni Street, Victoria Island (01 262 7548)

Chocolate Royal

267A Etim Iyang Crescent, Victoria Island (10 271 4156)

Churrasco

1C  Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island (01 790 7171)

Gourmet plaza

Plot  879, Samuel Manuwa Street,  Victoria Island (01 764 4401).

II Sorriso

27A Oju olobum Close, Victoria Island (01 774 9382).

Le Saison

42  Raymond Njoku Street, South West Ikoyi(01 270 6794)

Olive

50 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island (01 764 1391/0805919 0067 mobile)

Robert’s café

16B Akin olugbade Street, Victoria Island (01 270 2606)

Talindo’s Steakhouse

7B Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island (01 461 3329/0802 365 5880 mobile)

Villa Medici

1 Alhaji Babatunde, Jose Street (Festival Road). Victoria  Island (01 262 1717)

Japanese

Bonsai

Plot 1303, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island  (01 792 0157)

Mexican

Bottles

8 Fabac Close (off Ligali Ayorin Avenue) Victoria Island (01 773 4211/0803 300 7138 mobile)

Coconut Grove

144 Awolowo Road, South-west Ikoyi (01 269 6111)

Thai

Pettaya

                Upper Floor, 13A Yar’ Adua Street, Victoria Island (01 874 3696/0803 400 3755 mobile)

Reeds Restaurant & Launge

                190 Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi (01 763 7475).

 

WHERE TO DRINK

Caffe Vergnano 1882

The Palms, Lekki Expressway,Lekki (01 775 1240)

Cubes

2nd Floor, Silverbird Galleria, 131-133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island (01 474 4493)

Fashion Café

39 Ademola Street, SW Ikoyi (01 762 2873)

Jazz Sesions

871 Ozumba Mbadiwe Street (after the BJ Hotel), Victoria Island (01  818 4809/www.jazzsessionslimited.com)

New Café

Palms Mall, 1 BIS Way, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki (01 872 2847)

007 Bar

Marocaine Mongolian Barbecue, 32B Ologun Abgaje Streer (Off Adeloa Odeku Street), Victoria Island (01 817 7007)

Soul Lounge

Shop 20, Palms Mall, 1 BIS Way, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki (01 271 7574)

Swe Bar

2nd Floor, City Mall, Onikan (01 879 78671)

 

NIGHTLIFE

Atlantic Bar

Plot 14B, Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island (01 815 4444)

Bambuddha

1310 Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island (01 761 1198)

Casa Chianti

Eko Hotel & Suites, Plot 1415, Ademola  Adetokunbo Street, Victoria  Island (01 262 4600)

Restaurant & Dancing Club

Murphy’s Plaza, 27 Sanusi Fatanwa St, Victoria Island (01 870 8005/080  8055 9889 mobile ).

Pat’s Bar

292C Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island  (0805 308 0475 mobile)

Piccolo Mondo

19B, Plot 975,  Idejo Street, Victoria Island (01 792 7922).

Planet 44

11B Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island (01 763 1678).

Reloaded

113 Awolowo Road, South-west Ikoyi (01 790 2973).

The  Vauilt

21 Idowu Martins St (Facing Mega Plaza), Victoria Island (01 270 2757/0802 338 8304 mobile)

 

WHERE TO SHOP

Art and Culture

The Jazzhole

168 Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi (01 895 3498/www.glendorabooks.com)

Quintessence

Shop C6, Falomo Shopping Centre, Awolowo Road. South- West Ikoyi (01269 4304 mobile).

 

Electronic

Try & Carry 

Dream Plaza, 7 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island (01 461 7128)

 

Fashion & Accessories

Cleopatra Robinson

1st Floor, Ikoyi Mall, Bank Road (0803 574 448 Mobile)

Emmy Collins

43 Awolowo Road, south- West Ikoyi (0803 211 3742 Mobile /www.emmycollins.com)

Fusion

60 Awolowo Road, South- West Ikoyi (01 7625558)

Odio Mimonet

25 Sanusi Fatunwa Street, Victoria Island (01 461 7270).

Tiffany Amber

14A Yar’Adua Street, Victoria Island (01 775 3854/0803 304 6314 Mobil0.

Tiger tem

22 Yar’Adua Street, Victoria Island (01 271 1681)

 

Health & Beauty

BMS Spa

4 magbo Close, Ikoyi (01 269 1676/0803 854 0869 mobile)

The Day Spa

8A sapara Williams Street  (off Idowu Martins Street) Victoria Island (01 818 7818)

Montaigne place Spa

Plot 226B Muri Okonula Street, Victoria Island (01270 5596/0803 713 040)

Thr Nail Place

32 Musa  Yar’Adua Street, Victoria Island (01 461 6502)

The Nail Studio

9 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island (01 461 6501)

 

Home

Colours Africa

Plot 283A, Akin Olugbade Street  Victoria Island (01270 1346)

Earth Song

Dream plaza, 7 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street Victoria Island ( 01 270 8090)

The Origin Design Company Limited

Sandiland Arcade, 230 Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island (01 444 8164)

Kids

Ruff  ‘n’ Tumble

91 Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi (01 270 1008)

Tutto Chicco

Dream Plaza, 7 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street Victoria Island (01 818 9078

Malls

City Mall

Opposite the MUSON Centre, Onika (01 271 4300)

The Palms

Lekki Express, Lekki (01 271 4491/www.thepalmsshopping.com)

Silverbird Galleria

133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island (01 270 1411)

Markets

Everywhere in Lagos

Supermarkets

Goodies

Vitoria Island Branch, 237 Kofo Abayomi Avenue (01 267 0623)

Multiker

7 bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island (01 262 3674)

Park ‘n’ Shop

Vitoria Island Branch, 37 Adeola Odeku Street (01 262 3292)

 

WHERE TO STAY

                Blue Sea Hotel

24 Amodu Tijani, Street (off Sanusi Fafunwa Street), Victoria Island (01 270 8820/www.blueseahotels.com)

Bogobiri Guest House

9 maitma Sul Street, South-West Ikoyi (01 474 7421/www.bogobirilagos.com)

Eko Hotel & suites

Plot 1415, Adetokundo Ademola Street, Victoria Island (01 262 4600/www.ekohotels.com)

Hardly Suites

Plot 46, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Victoria Island (01 461 0883/www.hardlysuites.com

Michael Lodge & Restaurant

Plot 1411, Adetokubo Ademola Street, Victoria Island (01 261 0188)

Moorhouse Sofiter

 

 

 

KANO

Places of Interest

Gidan Dan Hausa

Dan Hausa Road

Where to eat & drink

Frends Café Bar

Next to Ray Power FM, Nasarawa GRA

La Locanda

40 Sultan Road, off Ahmadu Bello Way (064 636 063)

Prince’s Hotel Dining

Prince’s Hotel, Tamandu Road (064 639 402)

Spice Food

Tourist Camp, Bompai Road (0803 450 0653 mobile)

Where to Stay

Central Hotel Kano

1 Bompai Road (064 601 120)

Tahir Guest Palace Hotel

4 Ibrahim Natsugune Road, off Ahmadu Bello Way (064 317 425/ www.tahirguestpalace.com)

Essentials

Pharmacies

Wellcare Pharmacy

Gashash Road (063 646 300/0803 408 1155 mobile)

Post Office

Kano Post Office

Independence Way, Bompai (064 635 143)

Getting There and Around.

Aminu Kano International serves KLM flights from London via Amsterdam and internal ones from Virgin Nigeria from Auja,Lagos, Sokoto and Owerri. The Airport is 10km north of the city or 30mins drive.

 

 

 

KADUNA

Places of Interest

Nationa Museum

Ali-Akilu Road (No Phone)

Where to eat & drink

Arewa Chinese Restaurant

Ahmadu Bello way (062 240 088)

French Café

2 Ali Akilu Road (062 246 154)

Les Bora Restaurant

Les Bora Hotel, 4 Rabah Road (0803 328 2614)

Where to Stay

Adriel Hotel Consultant Limited

4 bank Road, Off Ahmadu Bello Way (0803 5874032)

Crystal Garden Hotel

103 Isa Kaita Road (062 218 157/0802 412 4287 mobile)

Hamdala Hotel

24 Hamdala Hotel Road (062 245 440).

Les Bora Hotel

4 rabbah Road (0803 328 2614)

Where to shop

Market

Kasua Gold Market

Essentials

Ishara Pharmacy

24 Waff Road (0803 349 7863 Mobile)

Nana Pharmacy

23 Rabah Road (0803 311 8884)

Post Office

Kaduna Post office

Yakubu Gowon way, Kaduna (062 217 146)

Getting There and Around.

An internal service on Chanchangi  Airlines  (062 231 778, www.chanhchangi.com )links Kaduna with Lagos and other main cities in Nigeria. Kaduna Airport is 40 Km north of the town, served by taxi

 

 

BAUCHI

Places of Interest

Yankari National park

 

Where to eat & drink

Sindaba Restaurant

Sindaba Hotel, Himsma Close, New GRA (077 541 237)

 

Where to Stay

Awalah Hotel

Maiduguri Road (077 542 440).

Protea Hotel Bauchi VIP Suites

Yakubu Bauchi Road (077 541 760/www.proteahotels.com)

Zaranda Hotels

Jos-Buachi Road (077 542 580)

Essentials

Niima Pharmacy

Ahmadu Bello Way (0802 354 1675)

Post Office

Buachi General Post Office

Wunti Bauchi (077 540 571)

Getting There and Around.

Although Bauchi has an airport 20 minutes from the town.

 

 

JOS

Places of Interest

Jos Museum Complex

Museum Road (No Mobile)

Jos Wildlife Sarafi Park

Off Yakubu Gwon way(no Phone)

Where to eat & drink

Elysar Chinese & Lebanese Cuisine

Hill Station Hotel, 10 Tundan wada Road (073 455 300)

King’s Bite Restaurant

Near British, America Junction (073 458 832/0803 628 4505 mobile)

Where to Stay

Hill Station Hotel

10  Tundun Wada Road (073 455 300)

Les Rosiers Bed & Breakfast

1 Resthouse Road Opposite Plateau Hotels (0803 357 5233 mobile)

Where to shop

Essentials

Dillimi Central Pharmacy

46 Ahmadu Bello way (0803 587 6297)

Tinna Pharmacy  

18 Ahmadu Bello way (0803 562 8386)

Post  Office

Plateau General Post Office

1 Ahmadu Bello way (073 450 692)

Getting There and Around.

Nicon AIRWAYS (0803 595 9042 mobile, www.niconairways.com) links Jos with Lagos and Abuja. Jos airport is 30km south of town on the main Yakubu Gowon Way.

 

 

KATSINA

Places of Interest

Palace of the Emir of Daura

Town Centre of Daura

Where to eat & drink

Katsina City Restaurant

115 IBB Way, Kofar Kaura (065 434 043/0803 357 9057 mobile)

Where to Stay

Katsina motel

1 Muhammed Bashir Road (065 430 017)

Liyafa Palace Hotel

Off IBB way, PO Box 816 (065 431 165)

Essentials

Pharmacies

Sulhu Pharmacy

Kaduna Road, behind Katsina General Hospital (0806 550 7200 mobile)

Post Office

Katsina General Post Office

 (065 434 249)

Getting There and Around.

The nearest airport is at Kano, two hours

 

SOKOTO

Places of Interest

Sokoto Meuseum

Ali Akilu Road

Sultan’s Palace

Licated in the Heart of the Old City

 

 

Where to eat & drink

Daddy Smart

2 Sultan Abubakar Road (0803 229 2309 mobile)

 

Where to Stay

Gingiya Hotel

Sokoto Bypass Road, Sokoto (060 231 262)

Shukura Hotel

10 Kano Road (060 200 019)

Essentials

Pharmacies

Wisdom Kings

114 Ahmadu Bello Way (0803 573 8552 mobile)

Post Office

Sokoto Head Post Office

Maiduguri Road (060 233 208)

Getting There and Around.

Virgin Nigeria (www.virginnigeria.com) runs regular flights to Soto from Lagos and Abuja. The airport is 10km south of the city accessed by taxi.

 

 

MAIDUGURI

Where to eat & drink

Saharan Restaurant

Plot 124, Anas Road, Pompopari Industrial Layout, Bulumkutu (0805 450 5201 mobile)

Hot Bites Restaurant & Bar

Near Government House, Old GRA (0803 766 9294 mobile)

 

Where to Stay

Maiduguri International Hotel

Stadium Road, PMB 1062 (076 232b 513)

Saharan Suites

Plot 124, Anas Road, Pompopari Industrial Layout, Bulumkutu (0803 679 336)

Essentials

Pharmacies

Nobel Pharmacy

Kashim Ibrahim Way (0805 443 4520 mobile)

Getting There and Around.

Internal flights come into Maiduguri Airport 6km west of the town.