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As much as we love gallery-hopping in London, it can sometimes be a pain, especially in the summer months when you have to negotiate football-team-sized tourist groups and bored kids in London out on family trips. But don't forget that there are plenty of great galleries, museums and institutions within perfect day-trip distance from the capital. So if you are looking for some out-of-town culture here are our 14 of our favourites venues to visit just a train ride away.
RECOMMENDED: our full guide to great day-trips from London