A Perfect Sunday in Lagos (Island Edition) – Itineraries
Do you prefer a Lazy Sunday? Time to wind down and re-energize for the week ahead? Or are you Team Sunday Funday? Also known as Team Turn Down For What? Well, whichever camp you belong to, or whatever your mood is for the weekend, we’ve got the recipe to a perfect Sunday in Lagos. Thankfully, traffic on the island is light on Sundays, so navigating this itinerary should be a breeze.
Lazy Sunday: Lay in bed for a little while longer and reflect on the week past and the week ahead, or scroll through Instagram and Facebook before you finally decide to face the day. (It’s OK, we all do it.) When you finally make it out of bed, practice some yoga and meditate.
Sunday Funday: It is church time for the religious. Get your day started off right dancing with some fun and energetic praise and worship at any of these churches on the island: This Present House, Harvesters International, or RCCG City of David.
Now that you’re ready to take on the day, time to get some food in your system.
Lazy Sunday: Head to Crust & Cream for a quiet and relaxing Sunday brunch. Order the Nigerian breakfast for the boiled yam and egg sauce (if you’re starving, add a side of plantains!), or your standard American breakfast with pancakes, eggs and hash browns. Both come with complimentary juice and coffee/tea. You can dine al fresco and enjoy the Lagos breeze (or heat, depending on time of year) or sit inside the spacious air-conditioned restaurant.
Sunday Funday: Bistro 7 offers a lively boozy-ish brunch option, with the mimosas and bellinis on the menu. Enjoy the American breakfast, indulge in the drinks and forget that in a few hours it will be Monday again. Got a lot of naira to spend? Then check out the Southern Sun brunch (N10,000/person) instead for a truly bottomless booze experience.
Lazy Sunday: After a hearty brunch, head to Art Café for some of the finest coffee drinks in Lagos and channel your inner art critic with their spectacular art downstairs. If you prefer your caffeine without all that art stuff, Café Neo, Lagos’ very own Starbucks, has a chain of restaurants serving pretty awesome coffee and tea drinks. Enjoy a casual chat with their interesting and talented baristas, do some people-watching, or simply relax and listen to the soothing sounds of Asa. If you’re not big on caffeine, they have fresh juices, smoothies and delicious pastries as well.
Sunday Funday: No time to sit and chill, gotta keep moving. Make your way down to the Fashion Cookout at N-Tyce Lounge in V/I for some fun shopping. It’s basically a modern marketplace with music playing, free giveaways, and tons of fashion, food, beauty, art and many more on sale.
Photo Credit: Cafe Neo
Lazy Sunday: I know you’re missing your couch at this point, but we have one more activity before you head home. It’s #StagePlayAndChill time! Make your way to the Theater at TerraKulture just in time to catch the evening show of whatever the play du jour is. TerraKulture, a leading art, culture, lifestyle and educational center, is one of Lagos’ absolute must-dos. If you’re feeling peckish, grab some snacks at their restaurant downstairs.
Sunday Funday: Every Sunday, it goes down at #GrillAtThePent. Throw on some of your new outfits from the fashion sale and head to Mega Plaza’s COVA Lounge for the infamous Sunday day-partying. With non-stop party music from superstar DJs, bottles popping and beautiful Lagos people, what more do you need for a #LagosParty?
Photo Credit: Grill At the Pent
Grab some dinner to-go, or whip up some at home while you prepare yourself for an amazing week ahead. For my Sunday Funday peeps, you can still turn up at #GATP till 11PM, but then it’s time to go home.
Alas, this brings us to the sad but inevitable end of our perfect Sunday. Until next week that is, when you get the chance to do it all over again!
P.S. Stay tuned for the Mainland edition of A Perfect Sunday in Lagos!