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Bombed Out Church

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Address: Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, England
Phone Number: 07714328415
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An iconic landmark, St Luke's 'Bombed Out' Church has been at the heart of...

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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A bit eerie but very interesting

I love visiting here, it has an eerie feel to it especially the graveyard but it must have been beautiful in its day. Deserves a visit, perhaps half an hour or so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love visiting here, it has an eerie feel to it especially the graveyard but it must have been beautiful in its day. Deserves a visit, perhaps half an hour or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In all my travels I've never seen such an interesting freak of nature.....A church bombed out with the shell remaining. The courtyard is historical and the graves are interesting if you like that which i do.

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Thank Barbara A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It always attracts a great crowd. Especially when they have a live band playing. It's such a great city for architecture and this church attracts tourists all year round. I hope the local council are not successful with their plans and it stays in all its glory as it is

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Thank SarahCorell
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a ten mins walk from the centre and is the frame of the church and stands as hit in the war to show the revisitation that happened to many of the city buildings in WW2

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a must visit part of the history of our great city -it was bombed during the war -but it was determined not to fall .ST LUKES -Was give the name of the bombed out church because it s frame work stood tall during the war.have a look at the fantastic building -eat chicken and chips on the famous... More 

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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I think this is a great memorial to remind us of the devastation of war and the clock showing the time of the bombing is poignant. Visitors are not allowed 'inside' at the moment due to maintenance. It is worth seeing but it is what it says. You can easily visit in passing to China Town or St Georges Hall... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A lovely church you can sit in the garden and enjoy some sun and peace at certain times of the year you can go inside for events for just small donation .well worth checking out and taking some photos of.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Lots of great things on and you just put in a donation. Lots of variety so you will need to check out what is on before a visit. Great viewing so worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Unfortunately we were unable to get inside the bombed out church, however our tour guide informed us that it is used for concerts and weddings are still held in the ruins. A thought provoking monument to those who lived and died in Liverpool during the blitz.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was a beautiful church ones... But suffered a Lot so there are only the remaining walls and the entrance. It's well maintained and is in the middle of city so you can't miss it.

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