Sounds like you hate everything about flying so why not try the train.
Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
I love flying, I just don't want to hire a car to drive to a London airport.
Also, getting the Eurostar would involve going to London to get the train. Also taking a train from Manchester to London and then the Eurostar would be much more expensive than any flight in Europe.
I'll fly from an airport in the north of the country when that is a possibility. I'd rather wait and fly from a northern airport that fly from a London airport.