From iconic, political graffiti to outlandish million-pound stunts, Banksy has become an international street art legend.

The Bristol-born artist's work is often daring, eye-catching and provocative , making him perhaps the most well known street artist around.

His perpetual anonymity only adds to the allure of his work, much of which has been shaped on the walls, pavements and doors of London.

Banksy's work is dotted across the capital, but many don't last long - being cleaned off, defaced, painted over or even stolen.

There are also countless imitators of the Banksy spraypaint and stencil look, making it hard to know if you're ever really looking at the real deal.

Here's our list of some of his most memorable creations to appear in London:

1. One Nation Under CCTV

This painted statement appeared on a wall by a Post Office yard close to London's Oxford Street in 2008.

The towering letters look as if they are being painted on by a young figure up a ladder while a security officer or policeman takes a photo.

Just a few feet away a real security camera is attached to the wall.

The artwork was short-lived and eventually cleaned off.

2. I Love Robbo

This little fella and his placard can be found on a corner off Chiswell Street near the Barbican.

Apparently the rat's sign once read as "London doesn't work" but was reworked with a new message as part of a graffiti turf war.

Banksy and artist 'King Robbo' had a long feud in which each would deface the others work along the Regent's Canal.

A group known as 'Team Robbo' would also play a part in adapting Banksy's work across London.

The street art battle came to and end in after Robbo sadly died in 2014 following an accident a few years before.

3. Les Misérables

An artwork by Banksy, depicting the girl from Les Miserables affected by tear gas, opposite the French embassy in Knightsbridge, London.

In this creation Banksy adapted the iconic logo of the Les Misérables musical in a protest against the treatment of refugee migrants.

In the artist's version the Cosette is depicted with a tear stained face, her eyes stung by CS gas rising from a canister below.

The artwork was created outside the French Embassy, in Knightsbridge, in 2016 during the height of the debate around the future of the refugees and migrants camped in Calais.

A scannable QR code was posted alongside the image of the girl that linked to a video of police raiding the camp.

The artwork was later removed.

4. Hitchiker to Anywhere

One of the oldest Banksy London pieces dates back to 2005 and depicts notorious criminal Charles Manson hitchhiking to 'anywhere'.

For years the artwork stood on a wall in Archway, at the bottom of Highgate Hill opposite a McDonald's.

The piece fell victim to the Banksy and Team Robbo turf war with the hitchhiker's sign changed to read 'going nowhere'.

It was later defaced even further before being scrubbed off the wall entirely.

5. Yellow Lines Flower Painter

Appearing in 2007, this piece shows a resting seated painter next to double yellow lines that have veered off the road and grown into a flower on the wall.

The artwork on the side of a building on Pollard Street in Bethnal Green can still be seen today - although in a very deteriorated state.

At the time of its creation a photo emerged of a man painting with an assistant at the site - what some said was a rare glimpse of the elusive Banksy.

6. Very Little Helps

A Banksy artwork showing two children pledging allegiance to supermarket giant Tesco on the wall of the Essex Road pharmacy in Islington, north London.

Painted on the wall of a pharmacy on Essex Road in Islington, this Banksy creation depicts children paying allegiance to a Tesco carrier bag being raised up a flag pole.

It appeared in 2008 around the time that the then Labour government were warning supermarkets that they needed to start charging for plastic bags or face legislation forcing them too.

Banksy's contribution to the plastic bag debate has since sadly disappeared.

7. If Graffiti Changed Anything

A political saying - generally attributed to political activist Emma Goldman - goes: "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal".

Banksy's take on the phrase appeared on a wall in Fitzrovia in 2011.

The red letter message was left on Clipstone Street alongside a famous Banksy rat with a stained red paw.

It was eventually covered in protective perspex, but then later hidden behind builders' hoarding.

8. Choose Your Weapon

Another political message seems apparent in this stencilled creation on The Grange in Camberwell, south London.

Appearing in 2010, it depicts a hooded man holds on to a dog on a chain - the abstract looking creature is drawn in the style of the late American artist Keith Haring.

The piece poses many questions about its meaning - is Banksy's chosen weapon art? What is he fighting against? Does the figure represent London's disillusioned youths? What choices should young men in the city be making?

The artwork was covered in protective plastic for a time, before this was itself covered in advertising posters.

As of early 2018 it was still not visible on the street.

9. Basquiat

A Banksy artwork near the Barbican Centre in London

Two new Banksy creations appeared in the Barbican before the opening of its 2017 exhibition of the work of Basquiat.

One of the pieces was an interpretation of Basquiat's 1982 artwork Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump.

But in Banksy's version two police officers are carrying out a search of the figure.

Announcing the work on Instagram he added the caption: "Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police - an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show".

The second artwork depicted a ferris wheel where the passenger cars had been replaced with crowns - a recurrent symbol in Basquiat's work.

A caption with this piece appears to poke fun at the Barbican centre, reading: "Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican - a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls."

Basquiat first rose to fame for his street art in 1970s and 1980s New York, becoming a key figure in teh city's art scene. He died from an overdose aged 27.

The Barbican pieces can still be seen today on the junctions of Beech Street and Golden Lane.

10. Royal Family / Crazy Beat

Banksy drew a caricature of the Royal Family on the side of a building for this Stoke Newington piece.

A version of the group of figures waving from a balcony also later featured on the artwork of the band Blur's 2003 single Crazy Beat.

In 2009 Hackney Council started to removed the artwork by partly covering it in black paint before the building's owner intervened.

As of early 2018 the remaining part of the mural was still on the wall.

11. Rat(s)

A Banksy signature rat is hidden away under a tunnel on Tooley Street in London Bridge.

This little fella is just one of several rats dotted across the cit.

Another critter appears on Farringdon Road outside the Royal Mail's Mount Pleasant sorting office.

The tiny rat holds a placard that once read 'Always fail'.

12. Pink Car

Round the back of the Brick Lane Truman Brewery In Ely's Yard two cars have stood on top of cargo containers for years.

The hwhite car being crushed by a space invade style figure is by artist Dface, but the other vehicle was painted pink by Banksy with a skeletal figures seen behind the wheel.

The artwork has since aged considerably and been covered in a perspex box.

13. Shop 'Til You Drop / Falling Shopper

A very literal take on the phrase 'shop until you drop' can be seen on the side of a building in glitzy Mayfair.

An unfortunate woman is shown plummeting after her shopping trolley in the Banksy critique of consumerist culture.

Positioned several metres off the ground on Bruton Lane, the image has so far managed to avoid been cleaned off.

14. Graffiti Area

The Banksy creation inside Cargo club in Shoreditch

One of the best preserved Banksy creations is actually inside a club in Shoreditch.

The piece in Cargo shows a security holding a fluffy poodle on a lead next to a sign reading: "By order, National Highways Agency, this wall is a designated graffiti area, please take your litter home.

Now covered in perspex its endlessly photographed by partying Cargo customers.

15. Graffiti Painter

This lovely stencilled image of a contemplative painter - thought to be Velázquez - was drawn on the corner of Acklam and Portbello Road in Notting Hill.

The paint appears to have written the word Banksy in large red lettering from his handheld palette.

The image was subject to some wear and tear before being covered by perspex. According to some online reports it was actually sold for £200,000 but remained in place.

As of summer 2018 the wall was covered by builders' hoarding and scaffolding.

16. Phone Tap / 'My Tap's Been Phoned

Banksy's tongue in cheek take on the media phone hacking scandal that rocked the country in 2011.

Appearing by a actual tap on Chrisp Street, a cartoon figure can be seen complaining: "Oh no... my tap's been phoned".

The artwork can be found on the far wall of a car park off the street in Poplar.