Nadia in is and is a Rower.

Nadia started rowing whilst studying for her Masters in Environmental Sciences in Scotland one year ago. She soon fell in love with the sport, the idea of being so close to nature and the team spirit involved. When she moved back to London and her home in Bexley she quickly joined Erith rowing club to carry on her new found passion. In this film Nadia takes us on a trip up the more industrial East End of the River Thames. She talks us through how she sees the city since she moved here from Moscow 6 years ago, what it’s like to be on one of the world’s most famous rivers and the sights that she sees along her route.


Part of the Totally Thames Festival Season 2015.

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? A very long journey from Heathrow Airport
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? Rolling hills and low-rise buildings
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Blackheath
  • What's your favourite building? The Red House
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Feeding birds in one of the parks of London
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Walks and drinks with friends
  • What's your most hated building? MI5
  • What's the best view in London? From the top of Shooters Hill
  • What's your favourite open space? Greenwich Park
  • What's your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? Harvester
  • What's the most interesting shop? Royal Art Gallery gift shop
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? This summer it was the National Archive. It's really nice outside
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? A summer night when a street artist painted my portrait for free
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Museums, galleries and cake
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Greenwich Park
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? When I was stuck on the train between stations due to snowfall
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Boris Johnson :)
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Sherlock was ok
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? The future, but it'll probably be the same
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? An immigrant