If you are looking for somewhere to explore away from the crowds why not  try the Eden Valley? This historic, picturesque  area of Kent (spilling into Surrey) is easily reached by travel from a number of Southern’s stations:

Hever, Penshurst, Cowden, Edenbridge Town and Edenbridge (Top station as called by the locals).

This guide created by the Town Council  https://www.visitedenbridge.com/

provides information on walking and cycling routes, historic sites of interest, places to stay, eat, drink or just relax.

Also, until 21 June the local artist dotted around the area are opening their studios to visitors  please check with their website as you may have to book a visit in advance https://www.artinjune.org/