Popular landmarks around Ikoyi and Lekki
Known to attract people from all walks of life, Ikoyi and Lekki are blessed with memorable spots that make everyone look forward to more experience there. Just like every other city, there are special spots that make these areas unique. In today’s blog post, we will go through the Popular Landmarks Around Ikoyi and Lekki.
While we warm up to list out these popular landmarks, you need to take note of the Pros & Cons of Living in Lekki, as well as the Cost of living in these areas. You will enjoy the read and the information.
Popular landmarks around Ikoyi and Lekki
#1 The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge:
It is safe to say that the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge is the most photographed place in Lagos. We won’t say we are surprised at this fact because the beauty of this bridge is worth the attention it pulls. In fact, it has been ranked as the hottest jogging spot in Lagos. If you are looking for a nice spot to meet a friend or partner, then it’s time to jog your way through the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge.
This magnificent bridge was commissioned by the former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola on the 29th of May, 2013.
#2 Lekki Conservation Centre:
THE LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTRE is home to the longest canopy walkway in Africa. It is an oasis of nature within the urban chaos of Lagos, and the suspended canopy walkway that rises over the reserve is the longest in all of Africa.
The canopy walkway features six towers that rise over 22 feet each. They are connected by a series of suspended (and swinging) walkways that offer a unique (if somewhat harrowing) 360-degree view of this part of the world from high above the treetops. The treetop walk stretches about 1,315 feet long (more than three and a half football fields), setting the record for the longest on the African continent.
Lekki is home to luxurious beaches, both private and public beaches. This highbrow area has attracted millions of people to its various beaches. Interestingly, the beaches extend to the Ajah area of Lagos Island, giving tourists more options. The top beaches in Lekki include:
- Elegushi Royal Beach
- Eleko Beach
- Atican Beach
- Santa Cruz Beach
- Lekki Beach
- Oniru Beach
#4 Nike Art Centre:
Nike Art Gallery is Nigeria’s leading art gallery. It is also No.1 on Trip Advisor’s list of top places to visit in Lagos, Nigeria. The gallery is owned by Chief Nike Davies Okundaye. The Lagos gallery is located at 2 Elegushi Beach Road in Lekki. This four storey gallery comprises an art gallery and textile museum featuring over 7,000 pieces. On-site is also home to a coffee shop.
#5 Palms Shopping Mall:
The Palms Shopping Mall is the first of its kind and the 2nd largest shopping mall in the country. It has 69 stores and a modern 6-screen cinema. There is adequate parking space for over 1000 cars on the premises. The ambience is beautiful, it is a good place to take memorable pictures, do a little shopping and just have a fun time.
#6 Lekki Arts and Craft Market:
The Lekki Craft Market is a must visit for every tourist in the city. Almost everything you need is available for sale; from furniture to food, from paintings to table clothes and CD’s; the list goes on. This market will engage all of your senses and emotions; as such one should come prepared to buy several items from this market.
The walkways are lined on either side by stalls laden with beautiful jewellery made from glass countries such as Ghana and Senegal, there are intricate wood and stone carvings with exquisite detail, some carry rare and old bottles used for oil and alcohol, some which date as far back as the 1930’s and 40’s.
You will find antique telephones, record players and typewriters, traditional Nigerian woven fabrics (Aso-Oke) and batik pieces for sale. There are also leather goods, with some goods made from alligator or snakeskin, there are Benin bronze works, wood carvings, drums, and masks.
Lekki has a long list of attraction sites for you to visit; making out time to chill at these places with family and friends come with loads of benefits. However, you must ensure you have enough money with you anytime you choose to embark on fun tours in Lekki.
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