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Want to spend a day exploring Paris at your own pace, seeing what you want to see and making all the decisions yourself? Forget the tour buses - jump onboard the Eurostar from St. Pancras Station and three hours later you'll be sipping Champagne at a café on the Champs-Élysées!
Harrods of London installed a novelty in 1898: the world's first true escalator (to be fair, an inclined moving belt with metal bars for traction did make its debut two years earlier on Coney Island). The oddness of a moving staircase so unnerved many shoppers that employees were stationed near it with smelling salts and cognac to help revive those overcome with fear.