Bode Thomas is a commercial centre with a number of businesses. Named after Chief Bode Thomas, a Nigerian Politician, and Statesman, Bode Thomas is a popular area and it leads to major roads in Surulere. The major roads of Bode Thomas are well laid out, connected and tarred. The majority of the buildings in Bode Thomas are well laid out and are mostly high rise buildings.

Bode Thomas is located close to Iponri in Surulere and adjourns Adeniran Ogunsanya Street. After the recent uplift of the road network in Surulere by the former governor, Babatunde Fashola, Bode Thomas has become one of the busiest yet most attractive roads in Surulere with a lot of businesses lined up along the road. This straight road houses the FIRS office, Bank branches like Keystone Bank, Access Bank, Diamond Bank, PEP Store and L’oreal institute to mention a few.

Schools in Bode Thomas include the Oakwood Montessori school and The Outliers School among others. Hospitals within Bode Thomas include Maryam Ville Hospitals and Jalupon Estate Hospital. Bode Thomas is host community to some religious places of worship which include Foursquare Church, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Iponri Housing Estate mosque and M.A.N mosque.

Neighborhood tags

located in Surulere

nearest bus stations

  • Orile
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  • Alaka
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  • Stadium
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  • Brewery
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  • Costain

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The Neighbours

A lot of business people can be seen here as well as the customers they appeal to. The residents of Bode Thomas vary in class and in age. Bode Thomas Street is quite upscale as compared to some other areas in Surulere such as Ojuelegba. The neighbourhood is more of commercial as there are lots of business activities that take place here, however, there are also a few residential spheres. Check out for properties for sale or rent in Bode Thomas, Surulere. 

Roads in Bode Thomas are tarred and well maintained, the road links to other major roads in Surulere. The drainage channels are properly covered and there is provision for walkway. Some banks in the neighbourhood include Access Bank, Diamond Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Fidelity Bank, Keystone Bank. The presence of there bank branches make financial transactions easier within the area and ensure availability of ATMs

What To Expect

A lot of business activities can be seen within Bode Thomas. Expect good road network which ensures little to no traffic is in the neighbourhood. Tricycles (Keke Napep) are a major source of transportation for those who are not mobile. The presence of traffic lights in the area help to facilitate safe movement of vehicles and the streetlights which line the road helps to illuminate the neighbourhood at night. Bode Thomas as a whole is a commercial hub that encourages productivity. 

The Lifestyle

Life is Bode Thomas street is same as in other commercial neighbourhoods in Lagos. The road gets busier busy peak hours with residents trying to get to their different places of work and other commuters which have their businesses stationed here. Residents of Bode Thomas as well as visitors benefit from the presence of various stores in the area which offer a variety of goods and services.

Nightlife is Bode Thomas gets interesting as there a good number of bars, independent restaurants, pubs and clubs in the neighbourhood and within the vicinity that keeps residents and visitors entertained.

The Market

Iponri market and the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSPDC) Shopping Complex mostly serve to the needs of the residents of Bode Thomas. However, there are a number of stores, mini marts, and supermarkets in Bode Thomas, some of which include Everbright Supermarket, Shopper’s Delight, Big Choice Supermarket. 

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The points of interest in Bode Thomas which includes Sweet Sensation, Mr Biggs, Domino’s, Entree Boulevard, Delta Kitchen, Hotel Luxuriant, Eat it All, 46 Bar and Lounge, Eko Club, De Crib Club, De Clove Residence, Apartment 15 Hotel, Allure Suites, Lounge 38 amongst others all make for a refreshing time-out within the neighbourhood.


Sweet Sensation is a popular chain serving fast food in Nigeria with a branch in Bode Thomas Surulere. The building is same as other sweet sensation outlets in other locations. It is a great place to enjoy cool ambience, delicious snacks and drinks, cakes and a variety of meals. Their meals are served warm and on time and customers also have the option of take-outs. Check out Sweet Sensation Bode Thomas, Surulere


Situated at 67 Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos,  Lounge 38 serves as a fun and entertaining spot for residents and visitors in the neighbourhood. The interior setting is quite lovely, the lighting is also a sight to behold. On some days, the sitting space do not accommodate the crowd that comes in, as it is a hot spot in  Bode Thomas Street where people go to unwind especially on Friday nights. . 

The lounge and club are housed upstairs, there are also waiters and other staff who ensure customers enjoy their stay. During the week, there are fun activities lined up which keep the place lively and keeps people coming back, however, the club gets really crowded during the weekend. Check out Lounge 38 Bode Thomas, Surulere

Social Facilities


Eko Club is an old but well-known spot in Bode Thomas. It is a great location for a social event or a get together as there is a multipurpose hall housed within, with offers good air conditioning system and a properly maintained hall. The parking space available is quite adequate. The Eko Club is has been in existence for a long time, only registered members are allowed to host events here


Domino’s is a an American Pizza Restaurant with different branches in Nigeria. It’s branch in Bode Thomas Street is a popular pizza place in Surulere.  Domino’s is undoubtedly one of the best places to enjoy pizza in Lagos, the environment is clean and conducive, the staff are also also friendly and helpful. You can enjoy delicious pizza of various sizes and variety of toppings. The pizza restaurant also offers delivery service and take-outs for customers who do not want to eat in. Check out Domino’s Bode Thomas, Surulere

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