Take a look at this link and see if you can find one you like, of course, ignore the NEC.
@Easy is correct in suggesting Manaleak though, so unless any others are more convenient I’d also recommend them. They’re one of the most popular stores in the UK and run not only a great online store but a fantastic Facebook page that lists their events and will allow them to alert you of upcoming releases and events etc.
It looks like they run a “fun” FNM which will be suitable for yourself after you have some product to go and attend. Some of their FNM events cost money to enter and some are free. Your best bet is to drop them a dm explaining that you’re new and they should give you some advice. If Tu replies he will help you to no end, he’s been an outstanding community member of british magic for a while.
To start learning the basic mechanics of the game you can download Magic Duels for free. The cards wont be up to date but you need a way to learn the game before you sink too much cash into it and this is the best way.
When you’re done with Duels you need to decide how much cash you want to sink into it. You’ll want to buy 3 things:
- Cards - probably a deck
- Sleeves - to protect your cards
- Deckbox - to hold your deck
- Some dice - to record various things inc your life.
Some quick simple rules to this. Start with a pre-constructed deck and build it up by winning booster packs or buying individual cards. Do not buy booster packs, boxes or cases unless it’s just for fun, it’s too cost inefficient as they’re designed for drafting which is a sealed format. We’re looking to put you in standard constructed here.
Depending your budget you can get a starter deck or a challenger deck. The first will give you a cheap starting point and the latter gives you a route into the meta but is sold out in many places.
These protect your investment. Ideally you’d get a play mat and sleeves but this will do to start. I’d start with a 100 pack of Dragonshield that will last a while. You can pick between classic (glossy back) or matte (textured back).
Ultimate Guard make the best deck boxes. Even their cheap plastic 80+ ones are better than some companies premium efforts. Will hold 60 card deck + 15 card sideboard and comes with a divider, sorted.
D6’s are best for using as counters on cards and a D20 is perfect for counting your life, Magic has special “spin down” D20’s that sits all the numbers sequentially next to each other on the die. You can just pick these things up anywhere, if you get a few then pick up a dice bag to put them in.
Any other questions mate?