I'd be interested in hearing from anyone familiar with the drive from greater London to the area near Leeds (Yorkshire). Rather than flying from USA to Manchester, which would be the obvious solution, I'm considering flying to Gatwick and then driving up and back on the motorway. I like the direct flight from CLT-LGW and return plus I'm hoping to steal a day in London on one end or the other.
FWIW, I'd try to arrange most of the driving (down and back) on Sundays and the trip north after arrival would actually be split with a stopover near Birmingham or Nottingham. But I'd like a sense of the difference between doing it on a weekend versus a regular workday.
I've driven just a bit in the south of England so I'm tolerably comfortable with driving on the left although certainly no expert.