Leo Hollis is the author of two books on the history of London: The Phoenix and The Stones of London. His latest book is a manifesto for urban living, Cities Are Good for You.
Leo was born in London and educated at Stonyhurst College and the University of East Anglia where he read history. He has long been fascinated with the city where he grew up, and his writing reflects his deep knowledge of the city's history. He occasionally writes for the Telegraph and Independent, as well as lecturing on London and on our urban future.
He has made appearances on BBC, Channel 5 and National Geographic Channel, and lectures often, most recently at the LSE, Urban Land Institute, Queen Mary's, University of London and the AIFS.