Lagos is one of the most lively cities in Africa and at the first encounter will seem to overwhelm you with its bustling city life. It is also one of the Africa's fastest growing cities.
You can fly into Lagos Internationa Airport (LOS) from most of the major cities of the UK like London Heathrow, Manchester, New Castle, and others.
Murtala Muhammed International Airport is the name of Lagos Internationa Airport.
Lagos Airport is the busiest airport in Nigeria, serving one of the largest cities in the world.
Please note that the International and Domestic airport are several miles apart from each other, due to which commuting between the two takes a lot of time.
Major airlines flying into Lagos from the U.K. are:
THINGS TO DO
The main commercial area of the city is on Lagos Island, while Victoria Island and Ikoyi have strong ex-pat communities, upscale living and are hubs for manufacturing, financial and commercial business. Surulere is a mixed residential and commercial area with local businesses and traders of different types. Victoria Island is one of the most attractive areas in Lagos with a variety of luxury hotels, nightlife, shopping malls and cinema complexes.
When visiting Lagos, be sure to:
• Taste eclectic cuisine in the Surulere district, home to some of the city's best restaurants
• Tour the National Museum to learn about the country's history and culture
• Stay in an upmarket hotel in the Ikoyi district and enjoy fashionable shopping
• Go for dinner and a movie on Victoria Island
• See the diverse landscapes at the Lekki Conservation Centre set up to preserve the local wildlife
• Visit Tafawa Balewa Square at the centre of Lagos Island's commercial district
• Gain insight into the trade in African slaves to the Americas at the Black Heritage Museum
WHEN TO TRAVEL
The best time to book your cheap flight to Lagos is between December and February since you will find lower rainfall levels and temperatures hovering at around 30°C. However, December being holiday season here in the UK it the fares are relatively expensive during this time.
Otherwise, Lagos is warm all year round and June tends to be the wettest month.
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