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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Street art by Theo Moneyless and Mark Lyken along the River Lea Navigation at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2013 in London, England. The mural is part of 'The Canals Project: Street Art On The Waterways', the artwork has replaced local artist's work with international artists. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Snapshot: 13 Pieces of Street Art Brightening Up London

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Street art by Theo Moneyless and Mark Lyken along the River Lea Navigation at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2013 in London, England. The mural is part of 'The Canals Project: Street Art On The Waterways', the artwork has replaced local artist's work with international artists. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

We’re all pretty familiar with the street artist Banksy, whether it’s from the film Exit Through the Gift Shop, word of mouth, reading about him online, or stumbling upon his pieces in person. We’re about to get to know him a little bit better with HBO’s user-generated film Banksy Does New York. We love us some Banksy, but it makes us think, there must be more rogue artists hitting the streets of London. And, not too surprisingly, there are, check out their work below:

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Street art by Theo Moneyless and Mark Lyken along the River Lea Navigation at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2013 in London, England. The mural is part of 'The Canals Project: Street Art On The Waterways', the artwork has replaced local artist's work with international artists. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)
This Slinky-like design is by Theo Moneyless and Mark Lyken seen along the River Lea Navigation. (Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)
O GO WITH STORY BY BEATRICE DEBUT A person stands next to a work of street art by Pablo Delgado during a street art tour in east London, on January 22, 2013. Street Art London leads visitors through the maze of Shoreditch's colourful streets, showing off the area's most outstanding works. The tours transform east London into a vast outdoor museum, where many of the works on show contain hidden messages. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Big things come in small packages as seen in Pablo Delgado’s art in East London. 
(BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Street art by Ekta Ekta on the side of The White building, along the River Lea Navigation at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2013 in London, England. The mural is part of 'The Canals Project: Street Art On The Waterways', the artwork has replaced local artist's work with international artists. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)
Local artist Ekta Ekta’s design appears on the side of The White building near Olympic Stadium. (Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)
A woman walks past a mural depicting the Beatles wearing bandanas in Central London by Paris-born, Los Angeles?based filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta, aka Mr Brainwash on November 8, 2012.  AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE        (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash from Exit Through the Gift Shop, created this Beatles piece seen in central London. (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks past a 3D wall portrait of British musician David Bowie, created by Australian street artist James Cochran, also known as Jimmy C, in Brixton, South London, on June 19, 2013. The artwork is based on the iconic cover for Bowies 1973 album, Aladdin Sane. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
David Bowie, created by street artist James Cochran, also known as Jimmy C, keeps an eye on Brixton in South London. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY BEATRICE DEBUT A work of street art by Vihlsis seen during a street art tour in east London, on January 22, 2013. For 12 GBP (19 USD, 14 EUR) per person, Street Art London leads visitors through the maze of Shoreditch's colourful streets, showing off the area's most outstanding works. The tours transform east London into a vast outdoor museum, where many of the works on show contain hidden messages. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Street artist Vhils’s work is seen in east London. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Street art by an artist named Vhils (AKA Alexandre Farto) is pictured through a fence on a derelict building in east London on November 30, 2012. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION    AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT        (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Here’s a look at another portrait by Vhils. (CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18:  A man cycles past a large piece of street art near Brick Lane on September 18, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A bicyclist rides past a piece of street art near Brick Lane. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Craig Mathew and Andrew Potts add the finished touches to their work. A guerilla street art mural that brings Northumbria University, Newcastle's student designs to life at Ely's Yard on July 3, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Northumbria University)
Craig Mathew and Andrew Potts add the finished touches to their work. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  A general view of the finished work. A guerilla street art mural that brings Northumbria University, Newcastle's student designs to life at Ely's Yard on July 3, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Northumbria University)
Here’s a peek at the finished piece. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25:  American artist Dan Witz installs his new street art work 'Empty the Cages' as part of PETAs "Animals Killed For Food" campaign on September 25, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
American artist Dan Witz installs his piece Empty the Cages in collaboration with PETA. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25:  A close up of American artist Dan Witz's new street art work 'Empty the Cages' as part of PETAs "Animals Killed For Food" campaign on September 25, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
The installation represents animals killed for food. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
People look at the graffiti and street art in the designated skate area on the South Bank in London on July 7, 2010.  AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at the designs in the designated skate area on the South Bank. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 17:  Commuter Katherine Ware relaxes on street artist Kurt Wenner's 3D work of art as he adds the finishing touches in Waterloo Station on October 17, 2007 in London, England. The image was commisioned by Sky HD to launch their new advertising campaign which starts this weekend. This is the first time Wenner has taken his art form to London, he is famous for combining traditional street painting with classical training, illusion and performance to invent an art form of his own know as anamorphic, illusionistic or 3D painting.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kurt Wenner;Katherine Ware
Commuter Katherine Ware gets comfy on street artist Kurt Wenner’s 3D work of art at Waterloo Station. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON - MARCH 04:  A lady with a shopping bag passes a recent Banksy work on a wall on March 5, 2008 in London, England. The grafitti shows a child raising a Tesco's plastic bag as a flag. Gordon Brown has said he will force retailers to help reduce the use of plastic bags if they do not take action voluntarily.  (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
And, of course, we can’t leave out Mr. Banksy. (Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
A street artist paints over old graffiti as his group begins work on new art on a section of wall near Westbourne Park in north London on March 10, 2012.  The group aimed to paint larger works that would look more attractive to residents than the "tags" and graffiti that were already on the walls. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
A street artist paints over an old design, making room for his group to begin work on new art in north London. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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