LSO St Lukes

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Old Street BID partnership teams up with Old Street's premier concert venue and magnificent home of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Consecrated in 1733, following the government’s 50 new churches act, St Lukes was one of only 12 that were built throughout London at this time. When St Luke's was eventually commissioned in 1727, the Surveyors, John James and Nicholas Hawksmoor, were given a strict budget of £10,000.

Almost as soon as it was first completed, the church suffered settlement problems. It had been built on marshy ground and in the following two centuries was plagued by subsidence and structural unrest. By 1959 there was such a marked deterioration in the building structure that it was declared unsafe.

The interior was gutted, the roof removed leaving Hawksmoor's spire in place and opening the interior to the elements. Since then, it has been a deteriorating ruin, its decline only partially arrested by stabilisation work funded by the Diocese of London and English Heritage in 1993-1994. At around the same time, the LSO began a search for a building to house its expanding education and community programme. There they stumbled upon the versatile space at St Lukes and major renovations took place to ensure it was fit for purpose.

The venue now plays host to eminent concerts, local community projects, theatre productions, and private functions. This architectural gem is the best location to get locked in the world of Nosferatu for an evening. 

Under the screening lies a crypt with over 1000 burials.  The perfect place for a Symphony of Horror! 

 

 

LSO St Lukes Church
161 Old Street
Old Street
EC1V 9NG

Old Street, Barbican and Liverpool Street

Hot and cold drinks available [including alcohol]

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We donate 100% of our profits to The Sustainability Institute
a pioneering environmental and educational charity in South Africa

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