Living in Surulere

Living in Surulere Lagos

Surulere is one of the most popular residential and commercial towns in Lagos. This local government has a population density of 21,864 inhabitants per square kilometers, in an area of 23 square kilometers. This simply connotes that, Surulere is one of the most populated towns in Lagos.


Some of the very historic events in Lagos state also took place at Surulere like the “Festac 77”, U17 FIFA WORLD CUP 2009 at the Lagos National stadium, the origin of Nollywood and many more. Surulere is also the host to popular settlements like Ojuelegba; which is one of the major transport nodes in Lagos, highly populated and celebrated by one of Nigeria’s finest Afro pop musician; Wizkid.

Every neighborhood as its own landmarks and places that a guest might want to visit or inquire about. Some of the landmarks at Surulere are;

  • The national stadium,lagos
  • National Arts theatre
  • Adeniran Ogunsanya street, Lagos
  • Teslim Balogun Stadium
  • Ojuelegba

Let us check out the other places that are also  popular at Surulere.


Surulere also referred to as old Lagos, has quite a number of popular secondary schools that your kids can attend. There are no higher institutions in Surulere, so we will be checking out the most popular schools in the area.

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Mayday College Surulere

This school was founded in the year 1995 and is located at Iponri housing estate Surulere. This school promises good quality education and guarantee of a successfully disciplined mind in the individual or learner.

Fountain Heights Secondary School

This school is relatively new as it was founded November 5th 2001. it is located number 60, Adelabu street, Babs Animashaun Extension, Surulere. This school is equipped with good laboratories, a library, farms, conducive learning environment with learning and teaching aids. So far, this school has produced students with excellent results in their certificate examination.

Princeton Schools

So Princeton is one of the best schools in Surulere. They have facilities for the creche, primary school, secondary school and also pre-degree classes. The school was founded in the year 1983 and encourages the spirit of achievement in their learners. It is both a day and boarding school and has fully equipped laboratories, modern art studio, multipurpose halls, multi-layered security system,audio visual facilities, large play area, guidance and counseling unit, E-learning facilities, , football pitch and sports arena, good libraries, and a school clinic with trained should totally visit.


Visiting lagos and not visiting the markets is more like just passing through lagos. In surulere, there are some markets that are worth visiting;lets take a look.

Iponri Market

This market is not in the list of the biggest markets in Lagos, but it sure serves the purpose it was made for. It is located right under the Eko bridge at Surulere and commodities sold here include clothes, toys, household items, foodstuff and so much more. Unlike some specific markets that sell a particular type of commodity, this market sells different products and services in its ‘not so big’ space.

Aguda Market, Surulere

Eventually when you get to visit Surulere, make an effort to visit Aguda. It is one of the biggest settlements in Surulere and it has its own market. There isn’t a lot of difference between this market and the Iponri market, in terms of commodities sold. However, the Aguda market,is bigger and by extension has more items for sale and at a cheaper rate. If you are close to Aguda market, then you should shop here.

Tejuosho Market, Ojuelegba, Surulere

Tejuosho is an ultramodern shopping center that is located at the borderline of ojuelegba and yaba. The people here sell mostly clothing items and accessories. SPAR, a very reputable shopping center is situated here and at night, Barcode; a relaxation spot takes over the premises.


Surulere is a hub of residents and businesses,and places for hangouts are not left out. So let us see some of the most popular spots for relaxation in Surulere.

Kernel Recreation Park

Kernel recreation park situated at 6, kernel street Surulere, is an amusement park with sports facilities, swings, play area for kids, food and drinks. If you ever have need to simply enjoy an outdoor experience then, this is the right spot for you.

Leisure Mall

Leisure mall is a popular mall in surulere located at Adeniran Ogunsanya street, Surulere, Lagos. Here, there’s a cinema and you can see as many movies as you wish to. There are also nice restaurants and shops where you can buy gadgets, clothes, shoes,perfumes, household items and so much more. You cant go wrong by visiting this place.

National Stadium, Lagos

If you love sporting activities or you just like to watch people play good football, then this is the place for you. The national stadium has track and field activities that will engage you throughout your stay in Surulere. If you are a sportsman, you should endeavor to make a

sop by the stadium when next you are in the neighborhood.

National Arts Theatre, Lagos, Nigeria

The national arts theatre is situated at Iganmu, still in the Surulere axis in Lagos. It is the center of the creative arts in Lagos state. Here, you can watch live drama, relax in a bar, have a picnic, network with people, and generally enjoy and appreciate the arts.


Hotels are homes to visitors and it is important that they have a guide showg the best suitable for their stay. So here we go.

Lakeem Suites Surulere

This hotel has only 24 rooms that

come in different categories; standard rooms, classic rooms, and kings rooms. The rooms are well fitted with center table, air conditioner, king sized bed, sofas, flat screen television with different cable channels, refrigerator, suitable bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and card operated doors.

You will also get to enjoy the lounge, the restaurant with in-house dining and security service enabled by CCTV. you should certainly feel at home here. Lakeem is located at 23, Adebola street, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street.

Rita Lori Hotels Ltd

This hotel is easy to locate as it is situated close to leisure mall and make me salon. It is located at 1-4 Taoridi street, off Babs Animashaun road. He rooms in this hotels are categorized into Budget, Mini standard, and deluxe rooms and with the categorization comes the difference in cost. You will also enjoy a variety of local meals at the restaurant, cool drinks at the bar, relaxation at the swimming pool, workouts t the fitness center, and free Wifi connection.

Haile Selassies Suite

This hotel is located at 60, Adetola street, Aguda, Surulere. This is a three star hotel with spacious and comfortable rooms that have been equipped with fittings like, air conditioner, telephone, a television, and a beautiful view from the balcony. The bathroom also comes with complimentary toiletries simply for your comfort. He hotel provides breakfast, local dishes at the restaurant, luggage storage, concierge services, a meeting facility and dry cleaning service. However, only cash is allowed here, and pets are no allowed.

This does not showcase all the beautiful things that Surulere has got to offer, but it shows the ones you should not miss out on. There are many places on interest in Lagos state, but you, as a guest, can testify that Surulere is one of the most popular places in Lagos state. You should totally visit today.

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