The World's End - a pub of intrigue?

Why is the pub called The World's End? Back in the 16th century Edinburgh was a walled city. The gates to the city were situated outside the pub, and the brass cobbles in the road represent their exact location. As far as the people of Edinburgh were concerned, the world outside these gates was no longer theirs: hence the name, The World's End. Today, those venturing inside the tavern will find that its unique hospitality makes the world of difference.