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Address: Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, England
Phone Number: +44 7714 328415
12:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 18:00

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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it is so hard to rate this. It is one of the more moving locations in Liverpool, the last real relic of the horrendous bombings in World War 2 and kept as a war memorial. the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is so hard to rate this. It is one of the more moving locations in Liverpool, the last real relic of the horrendous bombings in World War 2 and kept as a war memorial. the bombsites and ruins of my childhood - and I am talking the 1960's - are all gone now, That is as it should be,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place doesn't just stand there, it has all kinds of things going on. It is beautiful in itself but its not just a place to see for a moment and then go. If you go on one of the days when something is happening, you can have a great time there

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hop on hop off tour buses drive past it which is all you need because you cat do inside. It is worth a look at but would not go out of my way to see it! It does look cool.

Thank Cliodhnajoy
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

ST LUKES CHURCH is a stark reminder of the devastation of war. The former Anglican church has stood on this site since being built in 1832 and was ( and still is ) a beautiful landmark church . During the 1941 blitz raids on Liverpool the church was badly damaged and has since been left as a permanent reminder of... More 

Thank Neil K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love this church,it's so beautiful from the outside,I will never understand how the outside stayed so perfect after the bomb....so so so glad it's still standing I can't imagine it ever being pulled down.....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very interesting that this is still standing and great reminder that this city was bombed heavily during WW2. I hope they keep it preserved. Maybe they could make it into a museum. Wasn't in the best part of the city and lots of questionable people sitting on the steps. I didn't feel very safe but it was well worth jumping... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We walked past here many times and its beautiful to look at. Its has been very well kept and seems in such an unusual place. It is a shame however that you cannot wander inside and find out a little more of is history as I would have enjoyed that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I always passed by this church when I walked around Liverpool, it is near the hostel I stayed in. I did wanted to go inside to have and take look but it was locked and chained. Not sure if there isn't really any tour allowed in here as no one was in the area as well. I hope Liverpool can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went past this on a bus tour and walked past on the other side of the road and talked about what it might be but until I saw this in the list of attractions on Trip Advisor did not know what it was. So my rating is based on the fact that it doesn't seem to be promoted or... More 

Thank davidE1750XE
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We did bus tour ,so you can get off here,view out side then get on next bus,although ther are other sites to see in this area as well.Stretch legs to Chinese Quarter,again another world to experience.

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