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Address: Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, England
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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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We saw the remains of the church from the top of hop on hop off sight seeing bus. As a reminder of the war it is definitely a symbol of the conflict.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just happened to walk past this by accident and it really gave me a sense of what Liverpool suffered during WWII. Very glad that they left the church as is. Worth seeing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This war memorial does not offer much to see generally, but NGOs sometimes arrange events to be held inside - an open-air venue due to the bomb damage. I attended a film showing arranged by CND and the atmosphere was very moving, giving both the topic and the location. I am not sure whether there is a website which lists... More 

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Thank Tanja K
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liverpool was heavily bombed during WW2. This church was bombed with the spire & outer walls remaining, which creates a very moving tribute. The people of Liverpool decided to keep it as it is as a tribute. When we visited in April it did however look as if it was undergoing renovations, which meant you could not get too close.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the remains of the church from the top of hop on hop off sight seeing bus. As a reminder of the war it is definitely a symbol of the conflict.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

You look at the remains of this church and can start to visualise what life was like in the war. Quite moving.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

When we visited this ruined church it was having some renovation. The tower was encased in scaffolding so we were not able to walk round the surrounding gardens. As a reminder of the war it is definitely a stark symbol of that conflict, and the City Fathers should be congratulated for maintaining it is a memorial.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Never forget WWII LIverpudlians decided when they left this Nazi-bombed out church as a reminder of the perils of war. Lennon would walk past it on his way downtown, to school, etc so makes me wonder if it was the germ of his peace initiatives.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fascinating place to visit, considering the history, however not much to do there when there...just a place that you can tick off your list. Worth a visit if you're in the city.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Bombed Out Church is a definite one for the bucket list...an amazing place all in all. Presently waiting for confirmation from Liverpool Council as to its future ...this is a stunning place.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lovely old church how it stayed standing after being bombed is amazing it had a very eerie atmosphere yet I could have sat there all day if you visit liverpool please put this as a must place to visit

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