The road first appeared on the Rates List for 1897/8. John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley gave his name to this road. He was a Secretary of State for the Colonies from July 1870 to February 1874 and served under the Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. In 1905, the road was extended from Observatory Road to Austin Road.
Kimberley Street (金巴利街) is a shorter street that runs parallel to Kimberley Road and Granville Road, between Observatory Road and Carnarvon Road. It is famous for its Korean restaurants and grocery stores, especially after the advent of the Korean Wave in Hong Kong. A Koreatown, the street is known locally by the nicknames "Korean Street" and "Little Korea" (小韓國).
- Bloomfield, Frena (1984). Hong Kong's Street Names and Their Origins. Vol.1. Urban Council, Hong Kong. ASIN B000HZIVAE. OCLC 320407030.
- "Report of the Director of Public Works, For the year of 1905", p557
- The Mira Hong Kong: location Archived 2010-01-31 at the Wayback Machine.
- Kimberley Hotel official website
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