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/