- It's better to have 'meatier' experience on your CV than lots of short placements - try to get at least one 3 month long placement rather than just one month.
- If you're struggling financially, put your dignity aside and get a part-time evening job as a waitress or bar staff, so that you can gain experience during the day and work for funds afterwards. It's what a lot of people do to make ends meet while interning; I waitressed for 6 months to subsidise writing for my local paper (I was an Arts Critic which was unpaid except for free theatre tickets)!]
If you haven't been to the W Hotel before, it's on Leicester Square, and is definitely worth a visit. They have hotels in Paris and Barcelona among other locations. So far I've also been to their hotel in Paris for a fashion week event, and would love to see other buildings in the future.