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Shopping & Lifestyle

Your comprehensive guide to the best Accra shops, style and fashion

Studio Badge

Beautiful ‘Made in Ghana' products make us so happy, and Studio Badge has us smiling from ear to ear. Studio Badge is a Ghana-based home-decor design company,...

AAKS release new collection

AAKS release new collection

AAKS has just launched their Spring Summer 2017/18 collection and has, as usual, not failed to impress. The new collection is bolder, brighter and even more...

A buyer's guide to Kente cloth

A buyer's guide to Kente cloth

Vivid colour and complex patterns are an essential part of the landscape in Accra and this is reflected in the textiles worn by Ghanaian women. In the...

Global Mamas Cape Coast

Global Mamas Cape Coast

Since 2003, the Global Mamas store has helped a large network of women in Ghana to improve their standard of living with dignity by promoting their craftwork....

Time Out meets: Akosua Afriyie-Kumi

Time Out meets: Akosua Afriyie-Kumi

When did you first have the idea to use these Ghanaian weaving techniques in high end fashion?  I grew up around basket bags as a child in Ghana, I used to...

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The best shops in Accra

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

5 out of 5 stars

The KIKI Clothing brand for women is synonymous with style, elegance and simplicity. Through the use of carefully selected West African-inspired fabrics,...

Wild Gecko Handicrafts

Wild Gecko Handicrafts

This multi-faceted workshop-cum-art-shop emporium is foremost a workshop employing artisans who produce characteristically Ghanaian and West African goods:...

La Maison

La Maison

5 out of 5 stars

A design-savvy edit of home accessories, furnishings, art and decorative items can be found inside this vast and airy space, curated by Nada Moukarzel....

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

5 out of 5 stars

This high-design store stocks clothing and accessories that incorporate African prints into wearable high-street trends: think statement jewellery, business...

The best souvenir and craft shops in Accra

Global Mamas

Global Mamas

This wonderful store is run by the NGO, Women in Progress (see www. womeninprogress.org for more details). Everthing here is fairly traded and made in Ghana,...

Trashy Bags

Trashy Bags

An Osu store is an extremely welcome addition to the remarkable success story that is Trashy Bags. The initiative was set up in 2008 as a means of recycling...

Arts Centre

Arts Centre

This is a popular location for tourists wanting a one-stop-shop for arts and crafts. The stalls are crammed full with textiles, carvings, bags, music...

Artists Alliance Gallery

Artists Alliance Gallery

This three-storey gallery is home to a large array of Ghanaian artists and sculptors such as Augustine Gokah, Betty Acquah, Nii T Mills, Ebenezer Borlabie,...

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The best shopping in Accra

Markets

Markets

There’s no more colourful way to shop in Accra than by sampling its many markets. 

Food shopping

Food shopping

We've scoured the best delis, supermarkets, street markets and independent shops to find the best places for food and drink.

The best places for sport and fitness in Accra

Pulse Fitness Gym

Pulse Fitness Gym

There are two gyms run by Pulse. One on the World Trade Centre in downtown Accra and another, that we’ve seen, at Lizzy Sports Complex. At the latter there’s a...

Lizzy Sports Complex

Lizzy Sports Complex

The eponymous Lizzy is Marcel Desailly’s mother. In 2011, the famous former pro opened up this world-class sporting complex in his native Accra. There’s one...

Accra Polo Club

Accra Polo Club

Anyone interested in hobnobbing with the city’s elite can head to the prestigious Accra Polo Club (Liberation Rd, Airport Residential Area, 0302 772 775),...

Ohene Djan Stadium

Ohene Djan Stadium

Up to FIFA standards, this venue hosts national team games and is the home of one of Ghana’s most popular teams, Hearts of Oak. Concerts and other public...

Marvel’s Minigolf

Marvel’s Minigolf

This is an impressive new minigolf course that will attract fun-loving adults as much as children (there’s a bar after all). The 18-hole golf course has the...