The Maryland Mall, popularly called the ‘Big Black Box’ due to its outer covering, is a mall which is poised to give you a wholesome shopping experience of international standard. This mall houses over 40 shops, 4 cinema screens, bars, restaurants, a food court as well as a wide parking space. Its strategic location, interior ambience, and exterior outlook are sure to give you a relaxing feel as well as amaze when you visit this Mall. This Mall which sits over a land mass of 7,700sqm is the first mall in Nigeria to have an underground park, and its location also witnesses a traffic flow of not less than 5000 cars hourly.
One striking thing about this mall is that it is not too expensive to shop at this mall and it offers you a plethora of options when it comes to restaurants. Another highlight of the Maryland Mall is the fact that the interior of the Mall looks the same both at Day and at Night, as the internal lighting is supplied artificially. In other words, the black cloth covering the Mall limits natural light from coming in. Also, its 60-metre long screen sets it apart from any other retail outlet in Nigeria. The Maryland Mall can easily pass off as a centre of excellence. The parking fee at this mall costs N200.
Location: 350-360, Ikorordu Road, Anthony Village, Lagos, Nigeria.
Opening Hours: 8 AM – 10 PM
Tel: 0909 609 7146
- 1 History of Maryland Mall
- 2 Best Time to Visit Maryland Mall
- 3 How to Get to Maryland Mall
- 4 Things to do at Maryland Mall
- 5 Restaurants Available at Maryland Mall
- 6 Stores Available at Maryland Mall
- 7 People Who Like This Mall Also Like;
History of Maryland Mall
The construction of this Mall started in September 2014 and ended on April 2016. The construction of this world-class retail centre took about 20 months at a cost of 25 million dollars. This structure was financed by Stanbic IBTC and AXA Mansard and executed by Purple Capital Partners Limited. It was built at the location of the former Maryland Shopping Centre.This Mall is believed to have the largest LED screen in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its strategic location allows it serve the shopping and leisure needs of the people residing in Maryland, Mende, Ikeja, Anthony, and Ilupeju environs. At its inception, it offered a breath of fresh air for shoppers on the mainland.
Best Time to Visit Maryland Mall
The Holiday period is a great time to visit this mall, as the Maryland Mall is always agog with a lot of fun activities during this period. Also, if you’re planning to see a movie at the cinema, you should visit the cinema before 5 pm in the evening (between Monday and Thursday), as this is the time when you can get movie tickets at the cheapest price.
How to Get to Maryland Mall
If you’re coming from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, you can charter a taxi at the Airport which will take you straight to the Mall. Also, due to its strategic location, from anywhere you are in Lagos, you can also book a Taxi that would take you straight to the Mall. You can book a Taxi using either Uber or Taxify taxi services. The average cost of going to this mall from anywhere in Lagos is N2000.
Things to do at Maryland Mall
See a Movie
The Genesis Deluxe Cinema at this Mall offers you the opportunity to see latest blockbuster movies. Presently, some of the movies showing at this cinema include Alter Ego, The In laws, Spiderman: Homecoming, Picture Perfect, Dunkirk, and Despicable Me 3. Visit the cinema at this mall is great to create that memorable romantic date with your spouse. The prices of movie tickets at the cinema include;
Monday and Tuesday: Before 5 pm (N1000- ticket and drink)
After 5 pm (N1500- ticket and drink)
Wednesday: All day (N1000- ticket and drink)
Thursday: Before 5 pm (N1000- ticket and drink)
After 5 pm (N1500- ticket and drink)
Friday-Sunday: All Day (N2000- ticket and drink)
Blockbuster Movies: N2500- Ticket, Popcorn and Drinks
Although you should note that the prices above may differ on public holidays and for newly released blockbuster movies.
Eat and Drink
Maryland Mall has a host of restaurants where you can get a sumptuous meal and take that refreshing drinks. At the different restaurants in Maryland Mall, you can find food items like Grilled Chicken, African Dishes, Pastries, and Chinese Dishes etc. You can also get drinks like Ice Cream, Fruit Flavoured Tea, and Herb Drinks.
This Mall is one of the best places to visit for any shopping needs. With its over 20 stores, it offers you a host of options when it comes to choosing the best product for you. Some of the items you can get at the Maryland Mall include Grocery, Jewelry, Baby Wears, Electronic Gadget, Drugs, and Clothing. What more can you ask for?
Window Shop, Relax and Hang Out with Friends
Are you on a budget and you’re just looking for a cool place to relax and feed your eyes, then the Maryland Mall is a perfect place to meet your desire. So even if you’re short on cash, don’t miss out on the fun at this Mall. It’s always a thrilling experience to hang out with your family or friends at this Mall as well as feed your eyes with the latest products in the market.
Restaurants Available at Maryland Mall
The following is a list of restaurants at the Maryland Mall;
Bibis Grill House
Ice Cream Factory
Sweets and Pastries
Triple J Chinese Restaurant
Stores Available at Maryland Mall
The stores available at Maryland Mall include;
Accessories 2 die 4
Harmony Real Plus Ltd
OSC College of Fashion
Plug Devices Store
Twice as Nice
Also at this mall, you can also find travel agencies like Wakanow, mobile network offices like MTN, Glo, Airtel, and Etisalat, Stanbic IBTC Bank as well as ATMs where you can easily withdraw cash.
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Ikeja City Mall
Location: 174 / 194, Obafemi Awolowo way, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (9 am to 9 pm)
Tel: 0708 068 0230
Constructed in 2010, this modernistic retail centre in Lagos which offers you a wide range of options when it comes to shopping for quality goods at the best prices possible. It is described as the first of its kind on Lagos Mainland. Facilities at this Mall include banks, department stores, cafes, beauty salon, restaurants and bars. The parking space at the mall costs 200 Naira per car.
Location: 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (10 AM – 6 PM)
The Silverbird Galleria is a popular hangout spot and a home to Lagos’ first multiplex cinema screens with five cinema halls fitted with a large sitting capacity. The parking space at the mall costs 200 Naira per car. When you enter into the Galleria, you are greeted with the artistic painting on the ceiling, the beautifully designed floors. It has several outlets like mobile network offices, radio station, TV station, and of course the Silverbird Cinema. Stores available at the Galleria include T.M Lewin, Twice as Nice, Accessories 2 die 4, Babybliss, and Health plus.