Finding other Brits in Lagos

Sitting in a bar or restaurant the sound of a familiar British accent will no doubt peak your interest.

Whether you are here for a short business trip or have moved to Lagos on a more “permanent” basis, it is highly likely you will crave talking to, drinking with, or just spending time with people from home.

You don’t need to leave it to chance. Here are some of our suggestions to find British people in Lagos.

Join a group or club

You can find formal organisations or informal groups from most countries in the world in Lagos. Look on Facebook, Instagram or Google for groups.

Clubs with only Brits

No doubt for some people, me included, there is something comforting in meeting people from home when you are in a foreign country. Whether it is for the opportunity to moan about the conditions in the host country (guaranteed), to share useful information which can be beneficial, or to find business services or partners with the same focus and expectations, meeting people from your home country can enhance your experience particularly when you are new.

Whatever your persuasion don’t allow someone else’s experience to over power your own. However, just because they did or did not like a particular place, service or group, doesn’t mean you should not form your own opinion, based on your own experience.

Kingfisher Club (British Club)

4 Reeve Road, Ikoyi

A relatively new social group for Brits, the Kingfisher Club is an oasis away from home. With recreational facilities (gym and tennis, and darts), outdoor and indoor bar, you will feel at home. Order from a quite British menu if you want to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

Fees apply

Contact Kingfisher Club > Kingfisher Club

British Business Group Lagos

4 Reeve Road, Ikoyi

Meeting on a monthly basis (at the Kingfisher Club) British passport holders who are in Nigeria for business are very welcome to join. Members enjoy real-time updates of events which impact the British Community via a vibrant WhatsApp group. Each meeting is followed by networking and refreshments.

Fees apply

Visit website > British Business Group

Visit a British Bar

If you start to miss familiar food and drinks from home, there are a few places which can fill that desire. We can’t guarantee it will be the same standard that you are used to at home…but the prices will be more affordable than those aimed at the more affluent local residents of Lagos.

Pat’s Bar

292 Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island

Practically an institution in Lagos, Pat’s Bar in Victoria Island is a regular haunt for expats, particularly Brits.

A lively bar/pub/nightclub, you will find a crowd most weekends (Saturday and Sunday nights are standing room only!). With a fairly British menu (slightly interpreted on occasion), you will find some comfort food to remind you of home.

Not a place for the faint-hearted or easily intimidated.

Churchills

4/6 Layi Yusuf Street, Lekki Phase 1

A fairly recent discovery for me, Churchills is reminiscent of a Northern style pub (no offence!). If you are looking for a fancy looking London pub, this is not for you. Very basic setting with a smoky, pub-like atmosphere, great for watching sports. Fairly extensive menu with home favourites including pies, full English breakfast and Sunday Roasts with all the trimmings.

Visit website > Churchills Bar

Lagos Irish Pub

Eko Hotel, Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, PMB 12724, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria

Visit Instagram > Lagos Irish Pub

Expand your circle

If spending time with all-Brits isn’t your thing, you might be more comfortable in an integrated group.

British Women’s Group (BWG)

The BWG is open to British women or women who have British partners.  They provide opportunities to get together every month for coffee, lunches or the occasional drinks evenings. It is primarily focused on charity and they spend a lot of time helping others.

Location: Banana Island, Lagos

Fees apply

Visit website > British Women’s Group

Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce

Billed as the foremost bilateral chamber in Nigeria with the objective to promote trade and investment between Nigeria and Britain. Discount deals with local busineses.

Fees apply

Visit website > Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce

Nigeria-Britain Association

A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing relationships between individuals and organisations from Nigeria, Britain and the Commonwealth who are resident or operating in Nigeria.

The association organises social, cultural and business activities designed to bring together friends and associates of Nigeria with a collective vision to impact positively on the community.

Fees Apply

Visit website > Nigeria Britain Association

The Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria

The Penthouse Floor, Foreshore Towers, 2A Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

The Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria is a non-profit association of the alumni of Oxford University or Cambridge University who are Nigerian or living in Nigeria. The club was established over 35 years ago to encourage social, economic and intellectual debates.

Fees apply

Visit website > The Oxford and Cambridge Club

InterNations

Meet Nigeria’s expat community and get tips on medical care, taxation, banking and safety. Meet other expats at local events in Nigeria

Fees Apply

Visit website > InterNations Nigeria

Lagos Yacht Club

The Lagos Yacht Club, founded in 1932, is located in Lagos Island across the bridge leading to Victoria Island. It has one of the most spectacular views. The club seeks to promote and encourage sailing and racing of sailing boats. To join you need to be nominated by 2 members.

Fees Apply

Visit website > The Yacht Club

The Cigar Club

6 Ajegunle Street, Maryland, Lagos Island 100001

The Cigar Club is a private non-profit organisation reserved for cigar aficionados, connoisseurs, and amateurs. Entrance is by invitation only. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month at a venue announced in advance to members and guests.

Fees apply

Visit website > The Cigar Club

Lagos Motor Boat Club

28 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi

The Lagos Motor Boat Club is a members only boat club founded in 1950. It is recognised as one of the most prestigious clubs in Nigeria.

Fees Apply

Find out more > Lagos Motor Boat Club

The Metropolitan Club

15 Kofo Abayomi Streer, Victoria Island, Lagos

A club of gentleman who are major contributors to the progress of Nigeria.

Fees Apply

Visit website > The Metropolitan Club

The GQ Club (The American Club)

No 16, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Former Queens Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos. Nigeria

An unexceptional social club in Lagos with a wide range of facilities and services: restaurant with full a la crate menu, lively sports bar where you can watch TV and eat international cuisine and bar snacks; fitness studio and sports galore tennis, basketball, volleyball; outdoor pool and kids pool; fully equipped spa. Guest rooms also available.

Fees Apply

Visit website > The GQ Club Lagos

Capital Club Lagos (opening soon)

6 Elsie Femi Pearce Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

This preeminent business and social club will be opening in Nigeria this fall. With world class facilities and services the club will meet the needs to established and emerging business leaders.

Fees Apply

Visit website > Capital Club Lagos

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Since arriving in Lagos in August 2017, advice has come from several sources. Some recommendations are based on errors made through lack of experience living and working in this environment.

 

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