7 Best Things to Do in Yaba, Lagos

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Mar 5, 2023

If you’ve been following our blog, you probably already know that Lagos is one epic place to be. And as it is with all epic places, you can do so many things in Lagos. Today, we will explore the best things you can do in Yaba, Lagos.

Yaba is a bustling area. It is a vibrant neighborhood with a rich history, and it is known for its bustling streets, commercial centers, and cultural landmarks. 

Between the beautiful architecture, the quirky cultural landmarks, and the flawlessly pretty people, I’ve grown to love Yaba for far more than its famous thrift market.

Here are some of the top activities and attractions to check out whenever you find yourself in Yaba, Lagos.

1. The Yaba College of Technology

Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) is Nigeria’s first higher institution and one of the country’s best technical institutions. 

It is located in the heart of Yaba and boasts a beautiful campus with state-of-the-art facilities. This is a must-see attraction if you’re interested in education, science, and technology.

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2. Explore the Yaba Market

Yaba Market is one of the busiest markets in Lagos, and it is a great place to shop for a variety of goods. You’ll find everything from clothes and shoes to food and household items. 

The market is known for its affordable prices; you can always bargain for a better deal.

3. The National Museum Lagos

The National Museum Lagos is located in the heart of Yaba and is a great place to learn about Nigerian history and culture. 

The museum has a large collection of artifacts, including traditional Nigerian costumes, sculptures, and paintings. It is a must-visit for anyone interested in Nigerian art and history.

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4. Yaba Park

If you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax and unwind, Yaba Park is a great place to go. The park is near the Yaba College of Technology and offers a peaceful atmosphere with beautiful trees and greenery. 

It is a great place to read a book, have a picnic, or just enjoy the scenery.

5. Tejuosho Market

Tejuosho Market is another popular market in Yaba, known for its wide range of products. You’ll find everything from electronics and clothing to food and household items. 

The market is also known for its affordable prices, and you can always find a good bargain.

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6. Lagos University Teaching Hospital

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria and is located in Yaba. It is a great place to visit if you’re interested in healthcare and medical education. 

The hospital offers various services, including general medical care, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.

7. Try Local Cuisine

Yaba is known for its delicious local cuisine, and there are plenty of restaurants and food stalls where you can try it out. Some popular dishes include jollof rice, suya (spicy grilled meat), and Akara (bean cakes). 

There are also plenty of street food vendors where you can try out some local delicacies.

Bottom Line

Yaba is a vibrant neighborhood with plenty of things to see and do. 

After working there for about a year after my National Youth Service Corps (NYSE), (a compulsory service for every Nigerian graduate under the age of 30 years), I can confirm: Lagosians in Yaba enjoy a good lifestyle, one that any visitor should thoroughly take advantage of. 

So, the next time you’re in Lagos, check out this fantastic neighborhood!

By Allison

Allison is enthusiastic about finding information and sharing guides about Lagos. He also covers all exciting topics about Africa at Lonely Africa. He lives in Lagos with his wife Antje and cat Leo and loves fabric crafting, and watching TV in his spare time.

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