Flight tickets from East London to Lagos

Welcome to a guide about the city of Lagos! Lagos, also known as Eko, is the largest and most populous city in Nigeria. It is a vibrant and bustling metropolis offering a unique experience to those who visit. Aside from being a bustling business and finance center, Lagos has an extensive nightlife, an impressive coastal layout, and a rich cultural heritage, offering something for everyone. In this guide, we will discover the many opportunities waiting to be explored within this fantastic city. Follow us as we take a dive into Lagos and explore everything it has to offer.

Getting to Know Lagos

Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and the second biggest in all of Africa. It's located on the west coast of the continent, with a population of approximately 14 million. Lagos runs on the WAT time zone, which is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The official language of Lagos is English, though many people speak a wide variety of local languages, including Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo. The currency of Lagos is the Nigerian Naira. The exchange rate for the Nigerian Naira is currently around 380 to 1 US Dollar, 350 to 1 British Pound, 360 to 1 Euro, and 320 to 1 Australian Dollar.

Climate and Weather

Lagos, the biggest city in Nigeria, has a humid tropical climate. The city experiences two distinct seasons – a wet season that runs from April through October and a dry season that lasts from November through March. Average temperatures in Lagos are high throughout the year, ranging between 25–32 °C (77–90 °F). November through January is the coolest time of the year with an average temperature of 24–27 °C (75–81 °F). Rainfall is heavy throughout the year, with the wet season bringing the most rainfall from April to October. The city experiences some extreme weather, such as intense rain spells and sometimes flooding due to poor drainage system. Lagos is located close to the coast, which helps to protect it from extreme weather events, such as hurricanes.

Touring Lagos: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Lagos: Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA). You can get from the MMIA airport to downtown Lagos by taking the LAGBUS express. The fare is usually around NGN100 - 200, depending on the duration and route. Yes, you can change money at the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Lagos

  1. Lagos is home to a rich and diverse culture, influenced by two distinct periods of colonization. The city was taken over by the Portuguese and British during the 16th and 19th centuries respectively and these are still evident today with the different accents and monuments throughout the city.
  2. Lagos is known for its vibrant music and theatre scenes, particularly in the areas of Afrobeat and Fuji music, as well as the many carnivals and festivals held throughout the year, such as Eyo Festival and Lagos Carnival
  3. Tourists can experience the city’s culture by visiting its many museums, monuments, and landmarks such as the National Arts Theatre, Akodo Beach, and Eko Tower. There are also galleries and markets displaying local artwork, textiles and crafts that should not be missed

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