Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area the special place it is. There are many excellent places where you can spend a couple of hours such as the Nigerian National Museum. To catch home-grown and touring acts, head to MUSON Centre, one of the region’s great concert venues.
One of the nicest ways to experience the countryside is to head for the greens at the area’s excellent golf courses such as the Ikoyi Golf Club.
To enjoy some retail therapy, browse the Lagos City Mall.
Nearby Teslim Balogun Stadium is the perfect place to hang out with lovers of soccer, and to see local favorites, the First Bank F.C., in all their glory. On game days follow the procession of white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
To really get to know Ikeja, think about booking a room at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. The Sheraton Lagos Hotel, the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I. and the Welcome Centre & Hotels are just three of the many great places to stay around here.