Lagos is a Nigerian metropolitan city with many sights to see and exotic places to visit; beautiful landscapes, nature, parks, restaurants, and many more that are sure to help you relax alone or with your loved ones. Some of these hangout spots host special events such as karaoke nights, game nights, salsa dance nights, ladies’ nights, and so on. Below is a compilation of some of these relaxation spots.
Bogobiri is a restaurant and an art gallery. This is a cool place which is more of an art gallery and a restaurant in the afternoon but lights up with the sound of a live band, karaoke, and music in the evening. Bogobiri has different activities planned for each day of the week, and you can choose to hang out there at any time of your choosing.
Tarkwa Bay comes to mind as the Miami of Nigeria. While it’s not quite as populated or evolved, it is one of the many cool beaches in Lagos where you can relax. It offers a variety of outdoor activities and water sports such as boat rides and surfing. It also provides kayaking, horseback riding, quad bikes, and other activities.
LUFASI Nature Park
LUFASI is a non-governmental organisation that stands for Lekki Urban Forestry and Animal Shelter Initiative. The park is an animal sanctuary and a forest conservation area that is perfect for relaxation. LUFASI oversees advocacy, research, and education. It is also a refuge for rescued endangered animals. It combines a conservation centre, a recreation centre, and an animal shelter. LUFASI Park has become one of Lekki’s most popular tourist attractions and a good place to relax with nature.
Nike Art Gallery
Nike Art Gallery is West Africa’s largest collection of creative works. The four-story structure houses an art and textile gallery with over 7,000 different creative pieces. There, you are free to enjoy the beauty that the art gallery has to offer. The centre is filled with colourful paintings and artworks by a long list of artists who represent Nigerian talent and promote Nigerian culture. The surroundings are tranquil and colourful, making them ideal for photos and vlogs. Because of the African and historical stories told here, visitors from all over the world are likely to arrive. If you enjoy sightseeing, the Nike Art Gallery is the place to go. It is a place that is suitable for everyone, including children. It can be used for a date, as well as a hangout for friends and family.
Lotus at Pattaya, Bar – Lounge
Lotus exists to create a new type of nightlife experience in Victoria Island, Lagos. It is a haven of calm amid chaos. It is an ideal location for after-work drinks, birthday parties, private functions, or simply getting your evening started, depending on the kind of relaxation you seek. Internationally inspired seasonal and classic cocktails, crisp Heineken on tap, and a delectable light bite menu are available too. Real leather seats and jumbo cushions ensure that you can relax in style.
Upbeat is a fitness and exercise-focused recreational centre in Lekki. This recreation centre is ideal for getting your adrenaline pumping. Here, you get everything you would normally not get anywhere else with an array of fun activities. It has a large trampoline area that would tire out kids, a football field, basketball court, and other indoor activities are available here, so it’s a good place to spend some time. It is entertaining, exciting, and unique. This location is also ideal for team-building exercises. They have a programme specifically designed for this. The programme consists of both indoor and outdoor challenges. It is a lot of fun!
Rufus & Bee
Rufus and Bee is a game arcade and bowling alley on Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. This is a fun place to let your hair down and channel your inner child. It is located in the TwinWaters building and features a games arcade as well as a bowling alley! There is plenty to do here, and there is also a sports bar where sports fans can relax and watch their favourite games.
Melting Moments is a bakery that specialises in frosted desserts and pastries. If you are looking for a place to take your “special one,” for relaxation, look no further than this ideal location. Melting Moments is notable not only for its various ice cream flavours but also for the atmosphere of its surroundings. Their products are well-balanced, with an appropriate amount of sugar and fat. This allows you to enjoy the richness and ecstasy that each bite of pastry and frozen dessert provides without feeling guilty.
The Landmark Centre is a multi-site attraction in Lagos. It is located at No. 4, Water Corporation, Victoria Island, Lagos. The setting is open and inviting, with restaurants, fashion stores, a cinema, game centres, and a beach.
The Landmark Centre is open and free to the public from morning to night. However, to visit the hangout spots within, including the beach, money must be spent to enjoy their facilities.
This historic railroad house in Ebute Metta is ideal for picnics and a trip back in time. The late-nineteenth-century structure houses, among other things, relics of the old railway corporation. I’m not sure if this is typical, but when my friends and I visited, we were given an in-depth tour of the house and its relics, rode on the manual train – which was chaotic and fun – and finished our visit with a picnic behind the house.
Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
This park can get very crowded because there aren’t many public parks in Lagos. Nonetheless, if you go on a nice day, it’s a great place for a picnic. Be aware that a portion of the park is adjacent to a major road. If the blaring horns are too much for you, you should go, take some Instagram photos, and then go somewhere quieter.
ATV World Lekki
This location is also known as quad biking heaven because the tracks here are specifically designed for quad biking. Who could say no to biking on the beach? No one. They even provide training. Have fun racing with your friends or loved ones here.
The Jazzhole is primarily a bookstore selling both used and new books of all genres from Nigeria, Africa, and the rest of the world. It also features a record store in the heart of Ikoyi and is the ideal place to unwind. This is a must-see for fans of books and contemporary music. Its diverse collection of books and records creates the ideal atmosphere for book lovers. Here, you can buy books, read, buy delicious desserts, vinyl records, and even listen to jazz music and Nigerian legends. Jazzhole sells well-known novels, intellectual texts, coffee table books, and dusty copies of prestigious magazines.
The Sailors’ Lounge
Sailor’s Lounge is the place to go if you want a lavish and pleasant nightlife experience. It is located on Admiralty Way in Lekki and is ideal for a relaxing evening after a long day at work.
Sailor’s Lounge is a fully furnished, relaxed and adventurous lounge with a sea view that complements the ambience for unwinding, business networking, and water view. The lounge is divided into three sections: the Sailor’s Bar, the Captain’s Cabin, and the Captain’s Deck. Captain’s Deck is Nigeria’s first floating bar, designed specifically to capture the experience of floating atop the ocean for maximum enjoyment.
The music is not too loud, and there are excellent views of the Lagoon. The overall atmosphere is hard to find in other parts of Lagos. If you’re tired of the rumbling and booming of clubs, this is the place to be.
Lagosians adore Rhapsody. It is unquestionably one of the most beautiful locations for nighttime activities. If you don’t want to spend too much money, it’s located in Ikeja City Mall in Alausa, Ikeja. When it comes to dishes, variety is everything; you’ll swoon over the perfectly prepared Nigerian classic “Prawn suya.”
Kapadoccia, also known as the Cave Restaurant, is one of Lagos’ buzzing restaurants. And, true to its name, it has the appearance of a cave.
Kappadocia Lagos offers an eclectic menu heavily influenced by Turkish classics and a distinct Nigerian flavour that will linger in your mouth long after you’ve finished your meal. The restaurant creates a delicious fusion of both Nigerian and Turkish cultures by offering an array of mouth-watering Turkish cuisines ranging from starters, main courses, desserts, and salads while remaining committed to premium customer satisfaction.
There are also refreshing cocktails and mocktails on the menu. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of Turkish cuisine or just trying it for the first time, the diverse and creative menu offers an unforgettable dining experience. As you immerse yourself in this exquisite dining experience, it will become clear that every moment spent is well spent.
Kapadoccia is a strictly by reservation establishment; you must call to make reservations, and once your reservation is confirmed, the menu is emailed to you. It is open from 4 to 9 p.m.
We hope this compilation helps you decide on where next you want to have a swell time alone or with friends. If you are in Lagos for a short while and you desire a memorable experience beyond the traffic and noise, do not hold back on visiting these places.