Labone is a neighbourhood in Accra, Ghana, and it is bordered on the south by Labadi Road. The district’s western and eastern boundaries are Cantonments Road and Labadi Crescent, respectively. Labone and Osu’s southern area are divided by the Ring road. Labone, an outpost of popular Osu, provides a variety of early 20th-century homes. Contrary to Osu, Labone is still mostly a residential area, despite the placement of some embassies and corporate headquarters there. Even though it can be expensive there but the district is still one of the best places to stay in Accra.
A fair amount of rezoning has taken place in this part recently and businesses have bought up stately old homes and turned them into upmarket offices, giving the area a facelift and adding value to the already beautiful tree-lined streets and enviable gardens.
The views from many homes in Labadi, Accra on the ridge along the Labadi Road from the west of the city draw visitors, and one can understand why this is such a prestigious address – proximity to the city centre and easy access to major roads in and out of the district.
The neighbourhood is well-known for its diverse fusion of cultures, architectural styles, international neighbours, shopping areas, estates, crazy nightlife, and upscale dining establishments. Labone Accra’s streets have been thoughtfully planned with ample space, cleanliness, and accessibility that makes it simple to go into the city’s core, dependable public transportation, a city police force, and nightclubs with music to keep you occupied throughout the day.
Labone is not just a place to go for entertainment in Accra. Some of the best real estate firms in Accra and around Ghana are located in this neighbourhood. The world-class example of contemporary architecture is located between the streets of Labone, and it is also the location of various prestigious businesses and offices.
The Labone Senior High School is one of the popular destinations in the district and Osu is not far from the place.
Labone, Accra and Osu (Christianborg)
They provide a combination of early 20th-century homes (including detached homes and low-rise apartment buildings) and more contemporary homes. The surroundings seem pleasant thanks to the sea breeze and the trees lining the roads. In addition to various offices, they also have embassies. Shops, churches, and schools are also present (nurseries, mission schools, preparatory schools and an orphanage). The Osu or Christianborg Castle, which serves as the country’s administrative centre today, is located in Osu, which is home to the indigenous Ga people.
Also in Osu, Oxford Street is well known for its eateries (notably Papaye for food and Frankies for ice cream) and shops, and it can get rather crowded, especially at night. The domedo (traditional roast pig), banku, and kenkey (all made of maize bread and eaten with sauce) are all available in the Osu night market, which is close to the Osu market. Omari, a bookshop in Labone that also offers high-quality greeting cards, the well-known Labone Coffee Shop, and Metro TV, a private television station are all located there. Since they are connected via taxi and trotros to the majority of the town, getting to and from these districts is fairly simple.