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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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Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, England
+44 7714 328415
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting to see how the outside of the church still stands after being hit with a German fire bomb the grounds are kept nice clean and grasses cut well worth a see .just get on a tour bus hop on hop off.

Thank garybednall1-uk
Reviewed 5 days ago

There really is something mesmerising about this church, especially when you think about its history, just sitting on the steps watching the world go by is quite special, it is a must see if you are visiting Liverpool and sometimes there are events on inside...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a ticked event being held so we couldn't enter. But there isn't much to see inside so I'm told...it is bombed out.

Thank prissypoodle123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Luke's Church,know affectionately by locals as 'the Bombed Out Church', serves as a memorial and reminder to those people who lost their lives in the bombing raids of WWII. At first glance it looks like any other city church, set in a green space...More

1  Thank Furbit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Serves as a reminder to the horrors of war! Nice to be able to see this bombed out shell with trees and plants growing inside, but it is nicely preserved, with adjacent gardens, which you can walk around and take photos. Worth a visit if...More

1  Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been to countless beer festival sessions at the venue Really unique place - especially of an evening Well worth a visit

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A very emotional site of a beautiful church that was bombed and ruined in the 2nd world war. The walls still stand firm and proud but all the roof has gone and has a very eerie feeling about the place.

1  Thank 965allanm
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Amazingly the outer structure and clocks remain intact after enemy fire gutted the inner church in 1941.Nowadays you can sit quietly in the gardens and walk amongst the ruin.Look out for the memorial to those who died in the Irish potatoe famine.(1845-1852)

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I think that Liverpool is rightly very proud of this church. It is a poignant reminder of the horror WW2 inflicted upon the very heart of the city. There was a school trip visiting at the same time as we did - so we took...More

Thank Chestertripper
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have passed by this church on many occasions on my visits to Liverpool, but it was only on my last visit (a few days ago) that I noticed it was only a shell of a building. I guess it acts as a kind of...More

Thank alan_uk1953
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Response from SGM67 | Reviewed this property |
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