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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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The old church

The germens bombed the area during the war taking the roof and inside out, leaving the walls intact. Can be seen while on the hop on hop off bus tour. The guide imformed us that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Stewarton, United Kingdom
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Stewarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The germens bombed the area during the war taking the roof and inside out, leaving the walls intact. Can be seen while on the hop on hop off bus tour. The guide imformed us that liverpool council are looking into selling the site to town developers. This church my be lost for ever.

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic that this has been kept as a reminder of the war. It's a beautiful, reflective spot, and worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bombed out church is much loved by all the citizens of Liverpool. Set in the City Centre and surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars, galleries and shops, it still stands as a mystery and desolate with so much history within its walls. However for anyone expecting a lot to see inside, well there isn’t anything, it is truly bombed out... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lost church with no discernible interior - in a commanding position but unlucky in the last world war. Beautiful in desolation and paradoxically likely to outlast many more buildings around it as they have or will be redeveloped....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bus tour took in all the sites of Liverpool and told of all the famous people not just the Beatles. Get on board for a interesting and enjoyable tour

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked by this site on a recent visit to Liverpool. Impressed by the architecture and the well maintained exterior Not being aware at the time of the significance of the ruins I felt sorry that no restoration had been carried out.It would have been helpful if the could have been a more prominent sign giving the history of the church.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled across the city to see the bombed out church - think of the old Coventry Cathedral - but on a much smaller scale - and it was closed. However, the views walking around the outside were still worth the effort!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

As a veteran, to me this place symbolizes a site of reflection, somewhere quiet that I can view while I am in the city eating my lunch or walking past on the way to somewhere else. Despite the sinister event that befell it, the church is staggeringly beautiful and unique. The clock is set at 12:55 which is a reminder... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

As well as being a relic from the war (the church interior was bombed and the exterior survived) it is a lovely building near the centre of town at the top of Bold Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Spent a very peaceful and relaxing time with a glass of wine watching a group doing thi chi . Great for chill out time from the outside world

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