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St. Luke's Church

Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, England
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Ranked #52 of 133 attractions in Liverpool
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

love the Bombed Out Church, it is a still beautiful building despite the bomb damage and a poignant reminder of 2nd World War. It is also a fantastic performance space, and a chilled out bit of green in the city centre. Visit and support it if you can as it is currently under threat from the Council and developers

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A fantastically beautiful church that was bombed during the second world war, it's shell left as a poignant reminder to what happened to the city. However, the church serves as a venue to a whole host of arts events, so don't think it's a boring empty shell! Came here for a Freeze Liverpool clubbing event, hosting world class DJs. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I visited here during the weeks leading up to Xmas and wasn't disappointed took some lovely pictures as the church was lit up from the inside and a band was playing, the colours were spectacular. there is no roof to this church as it is a monument to the terrible bombing over Liverpool during WW2 and it has been preserved... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went to the church to take some great photo shoots but gates were closed so managed only few from the outside. Nevertheless it's definitely worth another visit! I really like the idea of it being left as it is for memories..and how lucky for us that the bomb went straight in the roof and didn't explode :)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

A bomb DID actually hit this church. Liverpool suffered terrible loss of life and damage to property during Hitler's blitzes, but although the interior of St Luke's was destroyed, its outer walls remained intact. To this day, it serves as a poignant reminder of the horrors of those times and has,quite deliberately, been left untouched. More recently, art and cultural... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

How lovely to keep the remains of the church as a memorial to all those people in the city who died during the second world war. And great to see that it is still in use for art events. Only wish I was around to see the outdoor film shows. Maybe another visit is needed. And I believe the Christmas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The outer walls are all that remain of the church, but it is interesting to see and serves as a poignant reminder of the damage from WWII. You weren't allowed inside when I was there, but it was still interesting to walk around the outside and see what was left of St. Luke's.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

From the outside the church looks very nice as are the surrounding gardens, however inside looks like a bomb has hit it, the place is in desperate need of repair. It doesnt look like its had any work done on it in at least 60 years.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This shell of a church that was left after an incendiary bomb burnt it out in World War 2 is now used for arts events. We visited when it was open to the public and the arts group, Urban Strawberry Lunch, encouraged visitors to paint or make music. Pictures outside showed the devastation of the blitz, it is a peaceful... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Ruined church near Liverpool city center which now acts as an outdoor church. The church was bombed in 1941 during the Liverpool Blitz. Amazingly enough the building remains structurally sound as only the inside of the church was destroyed. Worthwhile a few pictures! Probably spend 15-20 minutes. The inside has been quartered off so no entry.

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