Love Island’s Wes Nelson on our local knowledge

10th June 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

Millions of Brits are clueless about the area where they live and couldn’t give a stranger directions to an address a couple of streets away, a study shows.

In fact, the research, commissioned by micro mobility company Dott, found that we’re so bad at local discovery that almost half (45%) of Brits surveyed don’t know the names of streets near their home and a quarter admitted to not being able to direct a stranger to a destination in the town where they live.

Regionally across the UK, it seems that Glaswegians are the most helpful – 59% admitted they would help out a stranger with directions, with Newcastle (51%) and Cardiff (48%), in second and third place. Surprisingly, Sheffield comes last, with almost 1 in 5 (19%) residents saying they would not stop to assist!

Aston spoke to Love Island star Wes Nelson.