It's always worth a visit.
They usually have boxes of books for £5.00 or under.
You can ask to buy a used set and board at cut price.
(buy a book written by one of the players for £5.00, get him to sign it
and drop it on E-Bay as a signed copy for £20.00)
If Andrew Martin is doing the commentary and the game is of a tactical
nature then it really is good fun. He asks the audience questions giving
prizes away. I have scored in the past but fail if the GIQ is an ending.
FL is correct though. Try and join one of the events, they often run things
like simuls and blitz stuff in the evenings. I am going to try and get down
for the day.