The 10 Most Popular Streets In Lagos

If you are in Lagos and have never heard of the streets we are about to talk about, you still haven’t had the true feel of Lagos and need to be schooled on the real Lagos life. Lagos is one complex city where even indigenes can get missing in its numerous streets. However, some streets are so popular in the former metropolitan capital of Nigeria that people who haven’t visited Lagos have probably heard about them. These places are actually not the finest streets in the state but have one or two things that make them stand out in fame. There are so many of them; hang in here as we explore the 10 most popular ones, in our opinion.

These are the Most Popular Streets In the City of Lagos

The city of Lagos has undoubtedly grown to become the busiest city in the country. It also has many captivating atmospheres that make both the locals and visitors want to visit them anytime they are around the city. There are several roads and areas that have become brands and landmarks once Lagos is mentioned. Some of these streets are mostly located in Lagos Island, Victoria Island, Lekki, GRA, Ikeja, and Surulere.

1.  Allen Avenue

  • Location: Ikeja
  • Named After: N/A
  • District: Residential and commercial area

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You surely must have heard about Allen Avenue in either Nollywood movies or comedies. Allen Avenue is one of the most popular streets in the capital of Lagos, Ikeja. It is a residential and commercial area with longstanding accommodations, shopping malls, and offices. Allen is home to many corporate establishments in Lagos. The sub-streets are easily accessible and well-connected to Ikeja roads, such as Opebi and Adeniyi Jones. Allen Avenue is also home to several bars, hotels, Chinese restaurants where you can enjoy Chinese food, nightclubs, and of course, call girls who usually litter the streets at night beckoning on potential customers.

2. Broad Street

  • Location: Christian Missionary Society (CMS) bus stop, Lagos Island
  • Named After: N/A
  • District: Business dominated

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Broad Street represents scenic views of Lagos Island Island and is one of the oldest streets in Lagos. The street has so many banks lined up and hawkers selling household commodities as well. There are also a lot of tall buildings and skyscrapers on this street and a few restaurants mostly targeted at bankers, corporate officers, and business people.

Broad street is considered the hub of business on the Island, and so it commands impressive respect over many other business areas in Lagos. In this street, you will find restaurants where you can eat many delicious Nigerian dishes. Broad Street is located at the famous Christian Missionary Society (CMS) bus stop on Lagos Island.

3. Isaac John Street

  • Location: Government Reserved Area (GRA)
  • Named After: Isaac John
  • District: Business and attractions

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Another popular street in Lagos State is Isaac John Street, known for its many unique attractions. The street located in the Government Reserved Area (GRA) in Ikeja is usually busy, full of fun activities, and is home to the popular “The Place,” and also “Rodizzio Lounge,” among other sit-outs restaurants, cafes, and hotels. It always has something going on in it for one to entertain oneself with.

 4. Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue

  • Location: Victoria Island
  • Named After: Mr. Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe, a prominent Ngerian
  • District: Residential area

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Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue is located on Victoria Island (VI). With beautifully designed and elegant hotels, the street is one of the most elegant and famous streets on the Island. It is home to the Civic Center and very close to the popular “1004,” blocks of residential apartments in Victoria Island. Ozumba Mbadiwe avenue has a broad road and a link to VI and Lekki. It has on it elegant architectural buildings and blocks of apartments in VI. Most people like to visit the area and the hotels therein because of the imaginary and captivating atmosphere it creates in one’s feelings.

5. Toyin Street

  • Location: off Allen Avenue/Opebi Road, Lagos Mainland
  • Named After: N/A
  • District: Business area

Toyin street
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On the list comes another famous street in Lagos that cannot be overlooked, Toyin Street. Toyin Street is located off Allen Avenue/Opebi Road. On Toyin street, you can find the popular pizza joint, Domino’s Pizza, Water Parks Hotel, Ibris hotel, among other exciting places. The most exciting and interesting thing about this street is its range of good restaurants and clubs, where you can enjoy live music scenes and great food. Toyin Street is fast becoming one of the most preferred residential areas for most foreigners who choose to stay on Lagos Mainland. However, the not-so-interesting part about the street is the massive load of traffic that it holds, especially during the day.

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6. Bode Thomas Street

  • Location: Iponri in Surulere
  • Named After: Chief Bode Thomas, a Nigerian Politician, and statesman
  • District: Residential area

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Bode Thomas Street is one of the most recognizable and famous streets in the city of Lagos. The street is located close to Iponri in Surulere and was named after a Nigerian Politician and statesman, Chief Bode Thomas. If you think of fun and staying at Surulere, Bode Thomas surely comes to mind as it has lots of fun places for relaxation and recreation. It is one of the busiest streets in Surulere and so can be found without any hassle. Bode Thomas Street has a serene environment to offer to those planning on relocating to the area.

7. Ogunlana Drive

  • Location: Surulere
  • Named After: N/A
  • District: Business area

ogunlade drive
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Located in Surulere, Ogunlana Drive is another long-established area in Lagos. The street is lined with some corporate and financial offices, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, and shops. It houses some beautiful medieval and modern buildings which offer a warm atmosphere.

8. Adeola Odeku Street

  • Location: Victoria Island
  • Named After: N/A
  • District: Business area

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Adeola Odeku Street is located on Victoria Island. It is home to several shopping malls, financial institutions, and market stalls. The headquarters of Globacom Limited, Mike Adenuga Towers, is a popular landmark located off Adeola Odeku, at 1 Mike Adenuga Close. If you are visiting Lagos for the first time, you will find this place fascinating as it is filled with businesspeople such as newspaper vendors, fruit sellers, stores, shopping malls, market stalls, financial institutions, and so many other businesses. It is safe to say that you can find whatever you are looking for in this street.

9. Ademola Adetokunbo Street

  • Location: Victoria Island
  • Named After: Sir Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
  • District: Business area

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Named after The former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Sir Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola, Ademola Adetokunbo Street is famous and well known for housing shopping malls, corporate offices, and financial institutions. It is located in Victoria Island and has in it the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites. It remains one of the most popular places in the city that has many activities going on in it, with most fine clubs and restaurants.

10. Adeniran Ogunsanya Street

  • Location: Surulere
  • Named After: Adeniran Ogunsanya
  • District: Business area

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Adeniran Ogunsanya Street is one of the most famous streets in the heart of Surulere. It is known as the most visited shopping street of Surulere and is home to several shopping malls, including the famous Shoprite. The street is a shopping spot and hanging out area for affluent Lagosians. You really need to visit this street in Lagos as it has in every one of its nooks and corners many exotic malls, restaurants, and entertainment scenes.

Conclusively, the next time you are in any of the above streets, know that you are in one of the chosen streets in Lagos. Did I mention that properties are quite expensive in these areas? Of course, they are, as every popular stuff gets an extra cost to it. However, these places are also safe places to live, work, and visit.

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