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The Doughnut

Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1, England
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lovely view of the doughnut on a sunny January morning. We saw the statue from a distance and it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lucy S
But why?

Why is there a statue of a donut here? Who paid for it? Was there really any point? It serves... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely view of the doughnut on a sunny January morning. We saw the statue from a distance and it looks pretty with the sea behind.

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why is there a statue of a donut here? Who paid for it? Was there really any point? It serves absolutely no purpose at all and is not even particularly attractive. Fail.

Thank amandabtaylor
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The sculpture called "the Doughnut" is located on a small stone pier just to the east of the main Brighton Amusement pier. Kids of all ages enjoy having their photos taken as they gaze through the main hole in the sculpture. On closer examination of...More

Thank TallyHoTraveller_13
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

DOUGHNUTS!!!!! Oh my god, I love dougnhnuts SO MUCH! And now they’ve erected this monument to all that is doughnuty!! Come ye followers of the dough circle of joy, Behold how round it is, marvel at its beautiful curve. And the centre hole- perfection!! This...More

Thank Stu K
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Doughnut is a sculpture with no information about it or the creator. It's really not that interesting to look.

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 23 October 2017

You know, I must have walked past this thing dozens of times and never realized this was a work of art. Now I do, and it doesn't change anything for me. It's a nice round object with a hole in it. What's funny is that...More

Thank Wim_Rijksen
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A Quirky little landmark to visit on the seafront, gives you a camera angle to get a picture through the hole of the horizon beyond

Thank carolynwhite151
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Disappointing to say the least after having read all the hype and then seeing it. Perhaps any piece of art that needs so much explanation / reasoning will never be that good. A true work of art should speak for itself and instil emotion on...More

Thank john w
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I thought the Doughnut was a great piece of art work, well done to the artist. We took lots of fun photos at it. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Nice thing to see at the beach but nothing special really...a lot of people around it so we thought we'd see too...not worth the wait!

Thank Sun-eater70
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24 July 2015|
Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
You have certainly raised my curiosity as to whether there is any deeper meaning to the doughnut.I will ck. when I visit Brighton this coming w/e to celebrate the 25th Gay Pride celebration whose theme is diversity.What a... More