No matter how far you have to travel, you want to make sure the way you choose to travel is safe and protects you from the dangers of the road. They have created mobile applications that can call a random driver for you and have them pick you up and take you to your destination. Although fairly convenient, it is probably not all that safe to have a random unknown driver take you to your home. It is the same idea with a taxi.
Why not hire a minibus to drive you and your mate(s) around? You know that when you finish dinner or leave the dance club your ride will be waiting for you and it is already somebody you are acquainted with as they have been with you all night. You also know that your driver has gone through a screening process so you can expect top-notch safe driving from your chauffeur.
Whether in London, Birmingham, or going to Essex minibus travel is a safe and affordable way to travel. There is even a shuttle service for shorter travel and airport travel. Be confident you are working with professional safe drivers and not just the random person who signed up to be a driver.