Rainbow Coffee House
The Rainbow provided a meeting place for freemasons and French refugee Huguenots who established an information centre there. The Rainbow was also featured in the furore created by Titus Oates, who accused Sir Philip Lloyd of denying the existence of a popish plot there, finding witnesses from amongst the coffee drinkers to testify against him
In 1719 John Woodward wrote a satire The Two Sosias: Or, the True Dr. Byfield at the Rainbow Coffee-House, to the Pretender in Jermyn-Street
Many notable Huguenots were associated with the Rainbow Coffee House. However, there were also other German and English notable people.
- Paul Colomiès (1638–1692)
- César de Missy (1703–1775)
- John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683 – 1744)
- Pierre des Maizeaux (1673–1745)
- David Durand (1680 – 1763)
- Peter Anthony Motteux (1663 – 1718)
- Michel de La Roche (fl. 1710–1731)
- Voltaire (1694 – 1778)
- Norman, Philip (1905). London Vanished & Vanishing. Macmillan.
- J J O'Connor; & Robertson; E F. "London Coffee houses and mathematics". Retrieved August 15, 2012.
- Koselleck, Reinhart (1988). Critique and Crisis. Oxford: Berg. p. 64. ISBN 085496 535 1.
- Shelley, Henry C. "Coffee-houses of old London". Retrieved August 15, 2012.
- Hughson, David (1807). London. p. 57.
- Dunan-Page, Anne (2006). The Religious Culture of the Huguenots, 1660-1750. Ashgate. p. 166.