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Know more about Labone

Labone is undoubtedly one of the oldest, plush neighbourhoods in Accra.  This area is arguably an extension of the popular Osu but it’s separated by a main road known as the Ring Road, which divides Labone and Osu. As one of Accra’s prime areas however, Labone is a combination of a residential and commercial area; unlike Osu, Labone generally remains more of residential than a commercial or tourist area. Labone can be said to have three major entry or access points, which also serves as landmarks and points where people base directions into parts of the neighborhood.

Labone

The first entry point into the Labone Neighborhood is an exit from the Ring Road freeway, which starts from the La area and extends to Circle, one of Accra’s central areas. The exit that leads to Labone on this road is popularly know as the Labone Junction, which covers mainly residential areas on the immediate right.   Other institutes such as the Osu Children’s’ Home can be found at this part of Labone and also the Labone Senior High School.  Further down on this road is an Ecobank Branch and the Labone Coffee Shop, which is one of the oldest and popular hangout and landmark. However, there are other newer eateries which have sprung up over time such as the Bosphorus Turkish Restaurant and Chase Restaurant.

The second entrance into Labone is along the Cantonments Road, leading to the Danquah Circle, Osu.  This other Labone Junction is located tumblr_lp25fn5mqa1qj9n1no1_1280beside the Morning Star School, which is one of Accra’s oldest schools from nursery to junior high level.  Further down the road, to the right from this junction are more residential property with a blend of old-fashioned Ghanaian styled homes and renovations into newer modern styled ones.

Another popular restaurant and mini patisserie, on this road, is Melting Moments which offers Ghanaian and other continental dishes.

Source: Lamudi Contributer

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