- Excuse me. Where’s the nearest tube station?
(NOT … the next tube station?)
If you want to find Alan, just look in the nearest pub.
Next is usually used for time — it means ‘nearest in the future’.
- We get off at the next station ( = the station that we will reach first)
I’m looking forward to her next visit.
- My girl-friend lives next door.
Come and sit next to me.