I know the word free seems more like an unimaginable word especially in the city of Lagos. But guess what, you not necessary need to break the bank to have fun in Lagos. Here are 6 fun things to do in Lagos that are free and you will not spend a dime yet you will be fulfilled at the end of the day that you actually did them.
Forget the Cinema’s actually existed for once, forget the bars and clubs, forget Ice cream bars, the resto’s, the expensive lounges and take a walk with us as we open you up to 7 fun things to do in Lagos that are Free
1. Explore the very best of Nike Art Gallery
Nike Okundaye’s gallery now popularly known as Nike Art Gallery is not your regular art gallery if not for anything but simply because of the fact that it boast of unique arts and objects that dates back to decade. From the fence of the gallery, to the main gate building, then to the interior of the 5 story building, the gallery tells a story that is unique depending on how you are able to interpret what you feel while you are there.
The gallery is fast becoming a hub for tourist as more visitors troop in on daily basis just to experience a perfect blend of African arts, culture, norms and folklore.
Some items on display includes stone sculptors, valuable stones, artworks, crafts, rare gems and on one of the corner you will find a workshop for tie-dye.
A visit to Nike Art gallery is always a pleasant experience the most amazing part is that for now its Free entry and free exit!
Its located at No. 2, Elegushi Road, 3rd Roundabout, Epe Expressway, Ikate Cross-Road, Lekki Phase 1 Peninsula
Open Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (Daily)
Tel: +234 80 340 96656, +234 80 330 36969
Website : Nike Art Gallery
2. Lagos Island City Tour.
In places like Dubai, London, Paris and other European cities, Nigerians love city tours abroad simply because its always an amazing experience. However currently in Nigeria, its fast becoming a trend as travel agencies are packaging tours around Lagos and lots of foreigners and also Nigerians alike go out in group with a tour guide simply to learn more about the city of Lagos and also to see the monuments and ancient buildings that was once dominated by the colonial masters. It will amaze you to know that some of these buildings are still existing and trust me, they are full of tales to tell.
Places to visits :
1. The Cathedral Church of Christ Marina, Lagos built in 1946
2. Broad street, Lagos ( The street is home to major financial companies’ headquarters. )
3. Tafawa Balewa Square
4. Eko Boys High School ( was founded 13 January 1913 by Rev. William Benjamin Euba, a teacher and master of religion at the Methodist Boys High School )
5. Marina Street ( Isale Eko )
6. General Hospital, Lagos Island
7. National Museum ( You don’t have to go inside or else you will pay a fee of N200)
8. Court of appeal
9 Okesuna Street
These and many other places we could visit for free and have a rich experience. However, whenever you decide to go on any of the tours on Lagos Island, make sure you are accompanied with a tour guide.
3. Stroll/jog/bike across Lekki Link Bridge at dawn.
What other better way can there be to have fun yet stay fit? The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, is a 1.36 km cable-stayed bridge in Lagos State. It links the Phase 1 area, of Lekki with Ikoyi district of Lagos. The bridge was commissioned on the 29th of May 2013 by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola.
The bridge which could easily score for the most photographed place Nigeria gives a chill feel, create a good vibes and is currently the hottest jogging spots in Nigeria. as you stroll along with other passerby.
Notable people have been seen jogging on the bridge like Mark Zuckerberg, Mo Abudu, Geneveive Nnaji, Richard quest etc. I mean what better place can there be to jog in Nigeria ?
Even some relationship experts says your chances of meeting a young, warm blooded member of the opposite sex while running or jogging on this bridge are pretty high.
C’mon guys, lets give this jogging experience a shot mehn!!.. It could save lives!!!
4. Tour de Ikeja city mall
This is another fantastic experience guys, trust me on this one. I have tried it couple of times and i have never regretted any bit of it. The Ikeja City Mall is a mall located at Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos State. It is the first of its kind on the Mainland of Metropolitan Lagos. There is a Silverbird cinema in the mall, Deboniars, Ice cream shops, food chains, international brands, Shoprite, stores outlets, etc. So remember you are not spending a dime, at least not on this today. So you will do is take a tour around the entire space of the mall and by the time you are done, you will be pleased you did.
5. Visit to National Theater
The National Arts Theatre is the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria. The monument is located in Iganmu, Surulere, Lagos. Its construction was completed in 1976 in preparation for the Festival of Arts and Culture in 1977.
At the National Theater you can see the art gallery, visit the News Agency of Nigeria, take a walk, have a picnic,
6. Sample free drinks at the Mall
This might sound like strange but its also fun to do.Top brands like coca cola, Pepsi, MTN, etc all have sampling events at different places and before they come to any of these places, they make announcements on radios, social media etc just to attract the attention of people. So this is always free, its always fun, an opportunity to socialize, make new friends etc
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