Set in acres of gardens only two miles from the city centre, these buildings date from the 1960s and 90s.


These two halls offer a mix of accommodation with 193 en suite and 326 standard bedrooms, including 4 rooms which have been fully adapted for wheelchair users.

Gilbert Murray Hall was founded in 1957. The Hall was based upon a number of large houses built at various times in the first quarter of the century and is near to the University's playing fields. These houses were substantially augmented with the opening, in 1965, of seven blocks of study bedrooms.

Stamford Hall comprises buildings designed in 1964 by Sir Denys Lasdun (a leading architect, responsible also for the Charles Wilson Building on the University's main site and many other major buildings including the National Theatre); four adjacent older houses and Bowder Court which opened in October 1992.

All bedrooms provide comfortable single accommodation, with writing desk, internet access, a welcome toiletries pack, and tea and coffee making facilities. A welcome leaflet is also provided detailing emergency contact numbers and useful information.

Gilbert Murray Stamford Hall is located on our 40 acre site, Oadby, complete with beautiful landscaped grounds and a stunning 16 acre botanic garden suitable for outdoor activities. Oadby is a delightfully picturesque area only 2 miles from the City Centre.

Food and Drinks

Our rates are inclusive of VAT and include a self service full english breakfast served in the Dining Hall. Our usual serving times are between 0800 and 0900hrs however times do vary so please check with a member of staff on arrival.

Grounds and gardens

Gilbert Murray Stamford Hall is a short walk from our botanic garden.

The Harold Martin Botanic Garden spans 16 acres of cultivated grounds with origins dating back to 1920. The horticulture, spectacular in itself, is also amazing in its variety, containing the national plant collections of Hardy Fuchsia, Skimmia, Lawson Cypress and Aubrieta. For those unfamiliar with the names, sight alone is enough to convey the special nature of the plants and flowers.

The grounds are perfect for a pleasant walk and there are benches for those who simply wish to relax and admire the surroundings. The idyllic garden setting also plays host to several events throughout the year, including the very popular ‘sculpture in the garden’ event which displays some remarkable sculptures from world renowned artists throughout the summer months.

Other facilities

A free internet connection is available in all bedrooms using the port next to the telephone. A network cable is required which can be hired from reception. Wi-Fi is available in most public areas within all the Halls at the Oadby site.

A telephone with pay-as-you-go service is also provided (cards can be purchased from reception).


Free broadband access (wired)

Shared gardens

Self-catering facilities

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Nearby Recreations

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (walking distance)


20th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5

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Arrival Info

Address: Gilbert Murray Stamford Hall, University of Leicester, LeicesterLE2 2LH, United Kingdom

By Train

Leicester’s mainline railway station is approximately half mile from the city campus with a regular service to London St. Pancras, Sheffield, Leeds and several Midland towns and cities including Birmingham, Derby and Nottingham.

By Bus

Local bus services vary depending on the time of year (term time or student vacation time).

Term Time: Route 80 – St. Margarets bus station and Leicester train station to Oadby Halls of Residence via the City Campus.

All year round: Route 31 & 31A – Leicester train station to Oadby. The bus stops on the Leicester Road (about a 5-10 minute walk to the Halls of Residence).

By Car

Whilst public transport is recommended for ease, complimentary car parking is available. On arrival in Oadby, should you find that parking near Beaumont Hall is full, please use one of the other available cark parks and refrain from parking on public roads.

By Taxi

The University of Leicester is located on two principal sites. If you are traveling to your final destination by taxi you must specify the Halls of Residence in Oadby. If you only specify the University of Leicester, you will normally be taken to the city campus.

Upon Arrival

Check in time is from 2pm. If you are arriving after office hours (5pm) your keys can be collected from the night porter based at John Foster Hall. If you are arriving late evening we would kindly request your patience as the porter may be temporarily away from their desk attending to their rounds.

If you are planning to arrive before 2pm it may be possible to leave your bags with reception until your accommodation is ready.

Check out time is 9.30am

Guests are kindly asked to respect University staff and property and note that some students, tutors and sub-wardens may still be in residence within your hall.