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Surulere is a residential and commercial area in Lagos State.



Surulere is a residential area in Lagos State. As of the 2006 population census, Surulere recorded a total population count of 692,500 and a population density of 21,864 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Get in


You can enter into Surulere by bus from Ikeja under bridge to Yaba phase 2, when you get there, bike to Itire road, Surulere.

From Ikeja under bridge to Yaba will cost about you ₦200. Bike from Yaba to Surulere will cost you ₦200 or more depending on some minor issues.

Get around

Map of Surulere

You can get around in Surulere by also boarding the popular Lagos bus, yellow buses are known as 'Danfo', these buses can be found at any bus stop, all you need to do is to tell the driver you are going to Surulere and they will drop you there.

Another way to get around is via the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) buses which is a more advanced and comfortable way to get around, coupled with the fact that they have got their own special lane and route which means they cannot be affected by traffic jam.

Another way to get around is also via popular car-hailing transportation systems like Uber, Bolt, it is a very comfortable system of getting around.


  • 1 National Theatre, +234 811 383 1070. The primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria. The distinctive building, which looks like a military cap, was completed in 1976. National Arts Theatre (Q6970499) on Wikidata National Theatre, Nigeria on Wikipedia


  • Afro-Spot (Fela Kuti's first shrine), Surulere 000234, Lagos. The popular Fela's Shrine is a place every tourist should go
  • 1 Filmhouse Cinema Leisure mall Surulere, Leisure Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Sreet, Surulere. 10AM-10PM. This Cinema boasts of eight screens and a peaceful and beautiful environment. The ambience is heavenly. It is also located in several areas in the city of Lagos. ₦1000-₦2500.


  • 2 National Stadium, Lagos (Lagos National Stadium), Beside table tennis court, National Stadium Complex, Yaba 101283, +234 701 317 5843. The Lagos National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria, which comprises an Olympic-size swimming arena and a multipurpose arena used for athletics, rugby, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, wrestling and boxing matches. Lagos National Stadium (Q1604665) on Wikidata National Stadium, Lagos on Wikipedia
  • 3 Teslim Balogun Stadium, Alh. Masha Rd,. Lagos City's primary football (soccer) stadium with a capacity of just over 23,000 people. It's the home stadium for First Bank F.C., the football club for the multinational First Bank of Nigeria Limited. Teslim Balogun Stadium (Q648785) on Wikidata Teslim Balogun Stadium on Wikipedia


  • 1 Adeniran ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya St, Surulere 000234, Lagos. Modern and sophisticated in its architecture, the self-styled 'Comprehensive Shopping Centre' really delivers with its range of stores available from gadgets to every other thing you can think of
  • 2 Census Market, 50 Baba Animashaun St, Surulere 101241, Lagos. A market in Surulere, Lagos
  • 3 King's Plaza, No 80, Adeniran Ogunsanya (off Bode Thomas, Surulere). A large shopping mall consisting of gift and clothing stores, restaurants, a cinema hall, and others.
  • 4 VangPromoshop, 71, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. 8AM - 7PM. Shopping.
  • Vidella Meals, 51, Odejayi Crescent. Shopping.
  • Aguda Market, Kusimo St, Surulere. Shopping.
  • Gbaja Shopping Mall, 3rd Floor Gbaja St, Surulere. 9AM - 7PM. Shopping.
  • Leisure Mall, Surulere Lagos. 9PM -11:30PM.
  • Surulere Super Plaza, Akerele Street , Surulere. 8AM -8PM. Shopping.


  • 1 Ofadaboy, 1 Mba St, Surulere 101241, Lagos, +234 708 866 7382. Ofadaboy offers you a very beautiful Ofada Rice with a well made sauce to follow.
  • Suya Spot, Akerele St, Surulere 101241, Lagos, +234 808 979 2828. You love Suya? Here is your spot.
  • Iya Lolade's Eatery, 4F Akerele St, Surulere 101241, Lagos. This is another eatery spot
  • 2 DMC Restaurant & Bar, 53 Iyun Rd, beside stadium hotel, Surulere, +234 809 108 9583. 9AM-8PM.



There is a lot of bar and restaurant that also renders drinking services in Ebute Metta.

  • 1 Ojez Night Club, 7 Chief Onitana St, Yaba.


  • 1 Victoria Suites Hotel, 8 Razak Balogun St, Surulere 101241, Lagos, +234 809 085 5964. N9,000.
  • Vintage Suites, 15c, Akinhanmi Street, off Funsho Williams Avenue, by Fo Filling Station. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.
  • Easy Homes Hotels, 33 Eric Moore Close Off Eric Moore Road. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.
  • Rita Lori Hotels Surulere, 1-4 Taoridi Street, Off Babs Animashaun Road. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Bar, pool and restaurant.
  • Wood Peckers Hotel, 32, Bassie Ogamba Street, Adeniran Ogunsanya. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Bar, pool and restaurant.
  • Benestar Suites, Tafawa Balewa Crescent, off Adeniran Ogusanya Street. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.
  • Demiral Hotel (The Place), - 36, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street.
  • Aquatic Suites and Lounge, Oscar Abu Cr/ Yomi Oshikoya Cl, Budget house. Bar, pool and restaurant.
  • Paragon Hotel Limited, 24/26, Sanya Street, Aguda-Surulere. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Bar, pool and restaurant.
  • Esteem Royal Suites, 16, Ibudwu Street, Off Dire Road.
  • Big Fish Restaurant And Bar Surulere, No 111 Bode Thomas Street, Surulere. Despite the name, this is a budget hotel as well as a restaurant.
  • Leez Luxury Apartments, 15 Aibu Street, off Amosu. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.



All the network connection has very good coverage in Surulere for 2G/3G/4G Networks. You need not bother too much about network coverage as they are all covered. MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel (Zain), and GLO are all available service providers. So if you are planning a visit to Surulere, you might not have to be so much concerned about the service provider to choose from as they all are reasonably reliable

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