How to explore Lagos, Nigeria - CONDE NAST TRAVELLER
NOVEMBER 18, 2020
Where to stay
The Wheatbaker The curious name was inspired by a Jamaican baker whose house once stood on the site; understated interiors include collections of paintings and photographs. Doubles from $289; thewheatbakerlagos.com or expedia.com
Bogobiri House Nearly everything in this 16-bedroom hotel—which also hosts live jazz and Afrobeat sessions—is a work of art. Doubles from $100; bogobiri.com or expedia.com
Radisson Blu Hotel Part of the global hotel chain but with a character all its own, it draws an arty international crowd to the Ikeja district. The outdoor pool has standout views. Doubles from $150; radissonhotels.com or expedia.com
Alára This multilevel concept store selling clothing and furniture houses the Nok restaurant, which serves palm-nut prawns with steamed plantains. alaralagos.com
Jazzhole A shop for old-school music and eclectic fiction and nonfiction titles. The owner often tells stories about life in Lagos.
Food and drink
Ghana High Restaurant An atmospheric and down-to-earth spot popular with locals.
Ìtàn Test Kitchen Chef Michael Adé Elégbèdé elevates Nigerian cooking with dishes such as goat shank in ayamase sauce. michaelelegbede.com
Moist Beach Club A favorite hangout for its pool bar, bold wall murals, and people-watching. Order the fisherman's platter. moistbeach.com
Art X Lagos The annual “Frieze of West Africa” takes place in November, with a program of local and international speakers. artxlagos.com
Aké Arts & Book Festival The continent's top writers attend this yearly gathering of the African literary scene for readings and talks. akefestival.org
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