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9 Best free things to do in Lagos Nigeria

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Lagos is a hub for tourism, fun, food, and nightlife to remember. Since I moved to Lagos, I have been exploring as many places as I can. There are so many free things to do in Lagos Nigeria. I am amazed at how many places in Lagos you can explore for free.

In as much as there are free places, Lagos has some fun paid places too to visit on a budget. One of my best places so far is the Lagos beaches. My favorite is Lekki Leisure Lake. You can read my post on Lekki Leisure Lake. This beach is not free to access though.

The free things you can explore in Lagos are fun too. So, I will be sharing my 9 best free things to do in Lagos. These places are perfect if you need fun things to do on a budget in Lagos state. Also, these places are both on the mainland and on Lagos island. However, if you’re on Lagos island, you can read my post on the 10 best places to visit in Lekki.

Bogobiri House

Bogobiri house is a fun place in Lagos you need to know. It is also a free place to visit. There are so many fun things you can do. You can go sightseeing at the art gallery. Also, you can treat yourself to a hearty meal at the bogobiri house bamboo restaurant.

You can also choose to lodge in their rooms. They offer an array of dishes from local dishes like Afam, and banga soup straight from their Orisirishi kitchen. So, if you’re looking need a place for a nice breakfast meal, bogobiri house is the place to be.

You can also shop for souvenirs for yourself at this place. This you can get at just beside Orishirishi kitchen or at the reception of Bamboo restaurant.

How do I get to Bogobiri House?

The next thing is how can you get to bogobiri’s house. It is located at 9 Maitama Sule St, Ikoyi, Lagos. I normally just take a bike from Onikan to Bogobiri’s house. However, you can take a bus going to Awolowo road and stop at Raymond Njoku street. Bogobiri House is just a short distance from the street.

What kind of breakfast is served at Bogobiri House?

Bogobiri house has so many options of breakfast meals you can choose from. You can opt for as low as yam and omelet or other intercontinental options too.

You can also get different options of drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. I love the non-alcoholic options. ( for obvious reasons though).

Visit Lagos parks (Laspark).

Another free and Fun thing to do in Lagos is to visit any Lagos parks. There are so many parks in Lagos you can explore. However, for the purpose of this post, I will talk only about free parks. During the pandemic, most of these parks were restricted. So, are parks open in Lagos now? Yes, they are. Most of these parks are now open for use.

MuriOkunola Park

Muriokunola park formerly known as the cloverleaf park is another place to visit in Lagos for free. It is one of the best parks in Lagos to visit.

Muriokunola is located close to the Law school bus stop. There are so many fun things you can do in this park. You can have a picnic, host a wedding party, or birthday shoot at this park. Most parks in Lagos do not charge to take pictures with phones. However, you need to pay a fee to take pictures with professional cameras. Parks are one of the best places to get married on a budget. You can click here to read my post and other ideas to plan the best frugal (Cheap) wedding.

Other Lagos parks that you can access for free are Ndubuisi Kanu park and JJT park. These parks are located at Ikeja beside the Lagos state secretariat, a little distance from the famous ShopRite mall. I love these parks because they offer free WIFI especially JJT park. You can also visit these parks for your pre-wedding shoots, or to host a party or picnic.

Free things to do in Lagos Nigeria

University of Suya

One street food in Nigeria that you can get anywhere is Suya. Suya is mostly sold at Night. However, there are some places in Lagos where you can get Suya during the day. One of such place is the Oniru private beach. This private beach in Lagos offers a lot of finger foods inclusive of Suya.

There are so many places you can get Suya in Lagos. This is because it is sold just by the street side. University of Suya at Ikeja, Allen bus stop is one the best Suya I have ever tried.

This place opens in the evening. They offer an array of Suya options from beef, gizzard, and Special Suya. I love the special Suya because this is more like steamed options instead of the usual roasted Suya. Click below to Watch my vlog on the University of Suya.

New Afrika Shrine/ Fela Shrine

Fela Shrine is another fun place to visit in Lagos for free. This shrine is known as the New Afrika shrine. In this place the yearly celebration takes place. Hosted Yearly by his children. Aside from the Felabration, you can visit the shrine just to enjoy good music and eat finger foods.

However, I would not recommend this place for Kids. This is because most Lout lounge around this place to smoke. Although, the no smoking sign is bolding placed at the Fela shrine. I enjoyed my visit dancing to Fela’s music. ( Actually I am not really a fan of Highlife music, but my dad loves his songs). You can visit on Thursday night for free shows with Femi Kuti.

Nike Art Gallery

Do you love arts and crafts? If you do, you will get to see a lot of them at the Nike art gallery. Nike art gallery is a four-story building full of arts and crafts. I love this place a lot. On my visit, I could get really enjoyed the arts. There are so many paintings and artworks from the ground floor to the top floor.

Another thing I love is the craft furniture. Some of this furniture is made from wood, and recycled rubber tires and metals. You can shop for furniture for hotels or resorts from the Nike art gallery. Also, if you can afford it, you can get crafty furniture for your home too. Nike art gallery is free to access. You can walk from 8 am and the closing time is 6 pm.

Best Free things to do in lagos Nigeria

National Museum

Another of the best free things to do in Lagos Nigeria is to visit the National museum. I can bet all the money in a bank account that you never knew Nigeria has a national museum. This museum is at onikan, close to Onikan city mall.

National Museum is also free to access. However, most bloggers who have visited the state are not allowed to take pictures or videos at the museum. You are allowed to take pictures in the compound of the museum. There are some art and crafts scattered around the building.

Okay guys, let’s get to why I couldn’t have access to this national museum. I just found out about this museum before the lockdown. So, I was excited to visit after the lockdown. I have tried thrice to visit this museum but was told that their staff is at home. Only their bosses are allowed in. Hopefully, when we all get vaccinated or Miss Rona leaves, I will visit and definitely share my experience.

Lekki Art and Craft market

Lekki arts and craft is another of the 9 best free places to visit in Lagos. This place is a market for arts and crafts items located at Elegushi road. Lekki arts and crafts are not easy to locate. However, you can ask the traders to direct you to the arts and craft market.

Lekki arts and craft market have so many beautiful items from fashion clothes, and bags, to crafty items like sculpted chess boards, crafty furniture, and paintings too. The traders are the Lekki arts and craft market are very friendly. So, if you are not ready to shop, you can get their business cards.

Also, you can enjoy local dishes from the bukka at this market. I enjoyed a hearty meal from this market. You can also shop from the Lekki arts and crafts market from your home. All you need to do is order to get the contact of the seller and get your orders delivered to you.

Free things to do in Lagos Nigeria on Mothers day
Mini Bag delivered from Lekki arts and Craft market

Feel free to comment on other free things to do in Lagos Nigeria to do. I would love to check them out.

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