As fantastical as internships can seem, working for free can always be a little tricky so it's best to try and grasp onto one that's going to take you places. Sure, it could be argued that stepping into the Alexander McQueen head offices or hanging up that Christopher Kane jacket you never thought you'd see outside of Vogue is possibly better than money itself, but let's be realistic here.

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To give you a head start, we've put together our top internships available in London right now; so whether you want to be the next PR queen, hippest designer or chic journalist, here are the stepping stones you require:

Alexander McQueen Internships: Marketing, Couture, Menswear, Womenswear, Embroidery, Footwear, HR, Merchandising, Print and Buying Interns

Vivienne Westwood Internships: Visual Merchandising, HR, Accessories, PR, Jewellery and Product Design Interns

Thomas Pink Internship: Design Intern

Burberry Internship: Fabric and Trim Intern

Rankin Photography Internship: Archive Assistant Intern

Donna Ida Internships: Head Office and PR Interns

Farfetch Internship: Online Visual Merchandising Intern

Roksanda Ilincic Internship: Sampling Placement Intern

Matches Internships: Merchandising and Studio Interns

Beyond Retro Internships: Archives and PR Interns

Urban Outfitters Internship: HR Intern

Mary Portas Internship: Brand Communication Intern

Mywardrobe.com Internships: Marketing, PR, Studio, Buying and Merchandising Interns

Lazy Oaf Internship: Press and Marketing Intern

Secretsales.com Internship: Buying Admin Intern

The rest is up to you. Twist open a vitamin water and crack out those CVs and covering letters because you've got some personal branding to do!

Some of our selected internships came from UK Fashion Intern who feature a round-the-clock twitter feed of the juiciest internships on offer, why not have a peep at it here.