Nigeria isn’t just content with the African Village. Africa’s most populous country will open another 2012 London Olympic attraction, Nigeria House. We’ll be live blogging from Nigeria House, and we have all the essential information you need to plan your visit below:
Thursday, 9 August
10:50 a.m. Nigeria house has no queues right now and is completely empty. If you’d rather have a mellow day, drop by to see beautiful Nigerian fashion or have a drink. Apparently it was busier the last two days when they were showcasing some Nigerian films.
Wednesday, 1 August
4:20 p.m. In the mood for a little evening poetry? tonight, Nigeria House will be having a “Fan the Flame” poetry reading from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, 30 July
1 p.m. There is a vibrant atmosphere down here at Nigeria House as visitors enjoy some authentic Nigerian food. Located just outside of Stratford Centre at the Theatre Royal, this is looking like a great place to beat the queues for the food vendors from the station on the way to Olympic Park.
Need to know
Where it is: Just outside the Stratford Centre at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and its neighbouring cafe.
Nearest Tube: Stratford International
Hours: Subject to the event.
Cost: Subject to event – all events and prices can be seen here or by ringing the box office on 020 8279 1177.
Watching the games: This focus of this house seems to be more on culture than watching the Games, so this might not be the best house to soak up the Olympic atmosphere.
Highlights: This house promises a taste of Nigerian literature with poetry readings and plays. Also a “Nollywood” film festival on 7th-8th August with three films a day, tickets for which are £5.