Soho gets a Sanctum

We struggled to pin down the vibe of this latest opening in London’s West End - on our visit, Iron Maiden members wandered through the groundfloor bar, while model-esque girls populated the rooftop terrace sipping cocktails and suspiciously eyeing the hot tub.

However, Sanctum is reassuringly committed to excellent alcohol, with bar manager Timothy Jarrett running a slick operation at the art deco-inspired bar/restaurant No 20. Though the jury’s still out on the décor, the cocktails are good, the wine list tightly edited — and for the really keen, guests can have a mixologist sent to their room. 20 Warwick Street, London W1B (+44 20 7292 6100 www.sanctumsoho.com)

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