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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 5 days 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 6 days ago

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.

Thank 965allanm
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around the park with a friend, really peaceful space just off a busy main road. The shell of the church is largely intact and impressive due to its size. Really great poignant memorial to leave in the damaged state. Nice area for contemplation

Thank ali325
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church must have been beautiful - the shell of it is large and imposing. It's very quiet, and has a real effect on you when you visit. It's like a scar on the city. Not ugly, but a reminder that Liverpool has endured ugly...More

Thank KCar2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful old building with fabulous gardens. The church wall and railings were locked today. I presume the structure isn't safe for people to be walking around in. I would definitely take a short walk up the hill to see the church and gardens...More

Thank faithcharity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking up Bold Street with the sun behind us, we saw a church tower in some wonderful light. It was only when we got up to it (and read about it) that we realised that it had no roof at the back. It had been...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Good memorial to the bombing of Liverpool during WW2. Nice they have not knocked it down. Church surrounded by a nice garden , shame I could not gain acceess to look around

Thank IAN O
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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