Rocket Leisure Ltd is a pioneering Licensed Hospitality business specialising in Live Music and Cocktails. 

The company currently has three venues; Venn St. Records, Northcote Records and Old St. Records, based in Clapham Common, Battersea and Shoreditch respectively that are considered to be the local market leader in customer experience, service, atmosphere and product.

The business opened a café and record store adjoined to Old St. Records in November 2017, and has further expansion plans for 2018 and beyond. Staff are renowned for being friendly & engaging, the atmosphere is always appropriate & high energy and the product set premium, varied & approachable.


Opened in December 2010 to critical acclaim from both industry and consumer media, Venn St. Records sits just off Clapham High St, moments from Clapham Common tube station.  The venue capitalises on this super-prime location while managing to retain something of a “discovered” feel.  While not at all exclusive, Venn St. Records boasts a clientele that feel a genuine affinity for the venue and its staff. With live music five nights a week, a seven-day 2am license (closed on Mondays) and an enviable location permit, Venn St. Records delivers strong top line sales while preserving the intimate, neighbourhood bar feel.

Arranged over two distinct trading spaces – the main bar area and a smaller, more intimate, raised section – spanning just 900 sq ft, Venn St. Records showcases a much more intimate, dive bar feel than its bigger sister Northcote Records. Despite this, the venue generates some of the best party and live music atmospheres in the city. 


Northcote Records opened in June 2013 after 2.5 years of strong trade and positive reputation building at Venn St. Records. A 7-minute walk from Europe’s busiest train station – Clapham Junction – and lavished with multiple bus routes and stops in the immediate vicinity, the venue is ideally located well within the bubble of affluence that is Northcote Road/Battersea Rise.  With an almost exclusively AB1 clientele, the venue manages to present the same intimate neighbourhood feel as Venn St. Records in a slightly larger environment (1,500 sq ft), with top line sales to match the additional square footage.

With live music six night a week (closed on Mondays), Northcote Records has music and cocktail lovers flocking from a sizable catchment area on a weekly basis. 


With a strong reputation solidified over six years from its sister bars, Old St. Records opened in June 2016 much to Shoreditch’s anticipation. The company’s biggest site to date, spanning across two floors and 4,400 sq ft, Old St. can hold almost double the capacity of the other two venues.

Being a short walk from Old Street tube station and Shoreditch High Street Overground, the venue plays host to a mix of party lovers, from local creatives and city workers, to those just visiting the renowned Shoreditch area from out of town and beyond. Live music six nights a week (closed on Sundays) and a late-licence allowing weekday and weekend parties, combined with a big list of cocktails and sourdough pizzas means Old St. Records plays a major role in the Shoreditch party scene while delivering consistent strong revenue. 

Adjoined to the bar is Old St. Records Cafe, which serves an all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, alongside a selection of hot drinks and soft drinks, and stocks a small but eclectic mix of vinyl for sale. 




We are a young, exciting company with an unpretentious attitude, managed by a team of people whose ideas and shared beliefs make for a multi-dimensional business. Each of us share the passion of providing great drinks, quality live music and tasty pizzas in a safe environment and friendly atmosphere.



Co-Founder & Director


Tom Jackman

Co-Founder & Director


russell taylor

Co-Founder & Director


steve burnett

Head of Entertainment



Rosie Johnstone

Head of Marketing & Communications


Richard Flynn

Operations Manager



Accounts Manager



Reservations Manager


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