So I got off the train (8.30 at night, really dark, no street lights on the roads) and called a taxi. Which went like this:
Me: Hi, I'd like a taxi from this station to this pub please
Taxi operator: It's only round the corner, love *hangs up*
Which left me wandering around in the dark for 5 minutes until I found a corner shop to ask for directions in. I hadn't looked up the walking directions beforehand (which now I'm feeling stupid for not doing) because I knew it would be dark and a quite quiet place, so I had a taxi number on my phone.
I'm really angry at the taxi company. I know a lot of people don't care about walking around alone at night, but I think I'm quite an anxious person and feel really uncomfortable doing that, especially when I have no clue where I'm going. Also hate being patronisingly called "love".