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|Lagos city centre|
|Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS): 10 mi from city centre|
From the UK you can fly to Lagos from the UK with most major airlines, including Afriqiyah Airways. There are no low cost connections so best search for flights 6 months in advance to Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS). It is the main hub for Air Nigeria and Arik Air, both flag-carrying airlines of Nigeria.
Lagos, while putting a lot of energy into becoming a global city, is primarily a business traveller destination. That being said, you can find cheaper hotel room rates and flights on the weekends.
Direct flights to Lagos from London take 6h 25min.
Are you looking for a new kind of destination? Search no longer, Lagos is here. It's the third largest city in the world, just after Tokyo and Mumbai and is the capital of Nigeria. If you want to really see the city and get to know it while on holidays in Lagos, you have to put in a little effort. It's worth the effort and you'll leave with a little Lagos in your heart.
Sungbo's Eredo: This site is slightly bewildering. It's an hour from Lagos but is well-worth the trip. It's the oldest construction in Africa, making it 1050 years old. It's 100 miles long and just over 65 feet tall. The wall used to surround the ancient city of Ijebu and took 200 years to build.
Olumo Rock: Just north of Lagos is Abeokuta where you can climb the regions most sacred rock. From teh top are incomparable views of the sprawling city! Explore the caves, shop at the nearby marketplaces and chat it up with the locals.
Beaches: The two most popular beaches on the Atlantic Ocean are Lekki and Bar Beach. Pack up your Lagos car hire and head to the coast for the day.
Find more information on tourism.gov.ng.
Hotels in Lagos range from 3 to 5 stars and the best rates can be found on weekends when the city's business travellers leave the city. Ikoyi is the centre where you'll find many of the federal government buildings for Nigeria. If you're looking for something luxurious, you'll likely find what you're looking for on Victoria Island.