I do get asked for directions in one place in England. On the way to the station in the morning in Croydon, it is not uncommon to be asked for directions to the Home Office. I generally manage to resist the temptation to tell them to get the train back to Victoria and head for Whitehall, and instead give directions to the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate at Lunar House. Which is usually the right answer.
In other news, I'm visiting family in Chester this weekend and will be mostly offline. So if I don't post snarky comments in your LiveJournal, it doesn't mean I don't want to.