New research suggests half of British adults have wet the bed, with Londoners the worst culprits.

The survey by online bathroom retailer UK Bathrooms polled 2,034 people with 54 per cent of them owning up to soiling the bed since they turned 18.

Many of these blamed ‘alcohol overindulgence’ for the embarrassing episode.

Split into men and women, the survey showed more men (67 per cent) have wet their bed than women (33 per cent).

The average age for adult bed wetters was found to be 21.

The following regions were identified as the top five:

1. London – 17 per cent

2. South East of England – 14 per cent

3. Scotland – 12 per cent

4. North West of England – 9 per cent

5. West Midlands – 6 per cent