I have the opportunity to buy a 2006 Epiphone Explorer for £200 used, according to the seller, there is nothing wrong with the guitar.

Is it worth it? At the moment i'm playing a Squier Silver Series Strat and i'm in need of an upgrade. I'll probably swap out the pickups if necessary.

I don't have time to go try this out so i'm going on your judgement. I play mostly classic rock and metal, but I need it to be versatile.
well that translates to about $350 american which isn't all that great of a deal. not sure what they would be new over there. if the guitar goes for L300 (sorry no pound sign ) or more new then it's acceptable if in excellent shape.