Lagos is a densely populated place with people from all walks of life fighting tooth and nail to make ends meet. Being the most populated city in Nigeria, it simply means there will be innumerable streets and roads forged by forces that hold Lagos bound to cope with the population growth.
Many of these streets add to the intimidating credentials of the city where excellence resides. Some of these streets are famous within the state and around the country. Both locals and visitors always want to visit them whenever they are in the area.
Walking along the streets of Lagos, the captivating atmosphere will give you a wonderful feeling that will make you want to explore more. All the streets on this list are located in high-brow areas of Lagos
If you’ve never visited Lagos, you’ve probably heard about them, especially in Nollywood movies and if you haven’t, here are top 10 most famous streets in Lagos.
Broad Street, located in Lagos Island, is one of the oldest streets in Lagos. The street is one of a kind, home to several financial banks in Lagos. Its medieval, new and elegant building architecture are assembled together in arrays. You will find tall buildings and skyscrapers on this street. Normally, you will find bankers, corporate officers and business people in this area. There are a few restaurants where you can eat some delicious Nigerian dishes. The street offers scenic views of Lagos Island.
2. Allen Avenue
Allen Avenue is arguably the most famous street in Ikeja; it’s a residential area with refined and urbane accommodation, offices and shopping malls for opulent people. The street is easily accessible and well connected to some roads in Ikeja such as Opebi and Adeniyi Jones. The street is a centre for social activities; there are lots of bars, hotels, night clubs and restaurants on the street. If you love Chinese foods, you can enjoy a quick meal in some of the Chinese restaurant.
3. Toyin Street
Another famous street in Lagos is Toyin Street. The street is located off Allen Avenue/Opebi Road. The interesting thing about this street is its range of clubs, hotels and restaurants where you can enjoy live music scene, great food and hang out with friends. During the day, there is a massive load of traffic on this street; however, people still manage to spend a lot of time there with their friends. The popular pizza joint – Domino’s Plaza, Water Parks and Ibris hotel are located on this street. Toyin street has become one of the major attractions for foreigners on Lagos Mainland.staurants located along the street.
4. Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island
This famous street was named after Sir Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola, the former Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Nigeria and the son of King Ladapo Ademola II, the Alake of the Egba land. If you walk along this street, you’ll understand why it is famous. The street is known for its range of elegant buildings used for offices, shopping malls and financial banks. Something is always happening on this street, whenever you visit, you will find different activities such as street shows. There are lots of famous restaurants on this street too.
5. Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue
Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue is located in Victoria Island. This street is one of the most elegant and famous streets on the Island. It’s a street with elegant hotels, designed beautifully to create an imaginary atmosphere. Perhaps the most remarkable landmark of the Avenue – along the road is the “1004 Flats” – blocks of residential apartments in Victoria Island.
6. Adeola Odeku Street
If you are visiting Lagos for the first time, you are going to love this street for its flexibility. Adeola Odeku Street is also located in Victoria Island, it’s a place where everyone feels wonderful and make you just want to hang around. From office workers to businessmen, newspaper vendors to fruit sellers, all of whom are entertaining people all along the street. Whatever you are looking for, you may find it along this street – several shopping malls and stores, financial institutions, market stalls and wandering vendors are around to keep you entertained.
7. Ogulana Drive, Surulere
Ogunlana Drive is one of the oldest areas in Lagos. The street formerly played host to the old secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation which was then known as Nigeria Football Association before it was moved to the glass house at Abuja. Located in Surulere, the street is lined with some corporate and financial offices, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls and shops. Its home to beautiful medieval and modern buildings and it’s a place to be. It’s really difficult to resist the atmosphere of warmth the street offers.
8. Adeniran Ogunsanya Street
Adeniran Ogunsanya Street is one of the most popular streets in the heart of Surulere, it is known as the most visited shopping street of Surulere. The Street is a meeting point for the affluent and regular Lagosians who love to shop. The street is known for a great number of shopping malls and the most popular one is Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall where Shoprite store is located. People who love to shop and hang out with friends and families are seen around this street. There are several elegant restaurants in the same area, where people can enjoy delicious meals. It’s really a place to visit!
9. Bode Thomas Street
The street was named after Chief Bode Thomas, a Nigerian Politician and statesman. The street is located close to Iponri in Surulere. The street has indeed quite a lot to offer anyone who is thinking of relocating to the area.
10. Isaac John Street, GRA
Isaac John Street is a unique attraction, located in GRA – Government Reserved Area in Ikeja, Lagos. The street has many attractions for people to enjoy – both locals and visitors. You can find restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels on this street very easily. Some fun activities are always happening whenever you visit this street.
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