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Bombed Out Church

Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, England
+44 7714 328415
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An iconic landmark, St Luke's 'Bombed Out' Church has been at the heart of Liverpool since 1832. Hollowed by an incendiary device in the May Blitz of 1941, the church today functions as a living war memorial and creative community hub. Since 2007 the church has been operating as a managed ruin and multidisciplinary arts venue with a programme of curated events, community engagement and creative learning projects. A gateway building within the city, crucial to both its past and present, the Bombed Out Church is a place for everyone. A committed team from diverse backgrounds have devoted tens of thousands of hours to keeping St Luke's Church open to the public and reinvigorated by the arts. Bombed Out Church recently became a Community Interest Company and has been supported on its route to international recognition by a dedicated community of friends and volunteers. Together, Bombed Out Church stands as testament to history and to the spirit of Liverpool.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, England
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+44 7714 328415
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"poignant reminder"
in 14 reviews
"st lukes"
in 11 reviews
"beer festival"
in 7 reviews
"bold street"
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"second world war"
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"outer walls"
in 4 reviews
"war memorial"
in 4 reviews
"who lost their lives"
in 3 reviews
"open to the public"
in 5 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 3 reviews
"city centre"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
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"beautiful building"
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"stained glass"
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"bus tour"
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"well worth a visit"
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"visiting liverpool"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This church is lovely to see after visiting Liverpool on numerous occasions and didn’t get chance to visit the church we finally did today and what a beautiful church it is. Can’t believe you can still see the burnt wood beams also. We had to...More

Thank Stephanie R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After 4 years living in Liverpool I have managed to go inside (it has been open at weekends lately, £1 donation to go in) and loved it! Shame that it is not that easy to go in. Yet, there are always events in the back...More

Thank francescaitaly2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history behind the church regarding why it is roofless is rather interesting. I have only ever been in once and payed a £1 donation, to discover the whole inside is just a mud floor and absolutely nothing but crumbling walls. I was expecting some...More

Thank Liam S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was hoping to go in but got a sign saying it was closed. 😪 It was still really pretty from the outside, it would have been better so see the inside. But that’s how it goes with buildings like this, they need repairs.

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful venue for a gun party. The lighting showed off this beautiful building. There were also a good choice of gins.

Thank jansosborne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ask the majority of locals where is St Luke's its actual name where it is and you will be met with bemusement. Ask them where the bombed out church is as it is known and 9 out of 10 will direct you correctly !

Thank Tranmere1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the remains of this lovely Church is a reminder of how awful the 2nd Word War was & the bombs even fell on buildings like Churches & even hospitals. It would be lovely to see this Church restored to its former glory & to...More

Thank P4308MBkenc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad the plan to demolish this church was defeated. It stands as a monument to darker days but is a beautiful building - albeit only a shell. Visit it at the same time as the great cathedrals.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always loved this place. It stands like a ghost ship, slightly eerie yet acts as a reminder not only of the waste that is war but of the wonder of human resilience. Thankfully someone has gained a 30 year lease and is investing in...More

Thank MrsCSurrey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always feel it’s sad to see the shell of a Church and this bombed out Church is no exception. A stark reminder of the past. On the other hand it’s encouraging to see this building is still being used and still bringing people together...More

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The gardens are always open so you can look around the outside. Not sure if the church itself will be open. Only down the hill from the two catherdrals and also the Chinese Arch so you could always go there also. Enjoy your... More
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