Where was John Wick Chapter 2 filmed? Complete Filming Locations Guide

John Wick 2 filming locations
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The first John Wick movie was an unexpected public and critical success, so it ended up becoming a franchise. Keanu Reeves returned in the sequel, assuming once more the role of the charismatic professional executioner. This time he was forced back into action by his former partner, who planned to take control of the obscure international guild of assassins.

We recognized instantly many of the filming locations only watching the trailer. John Wick Chapter 2 was primarily filmed in Brooklyn and Manhattan areas of New York, in Rome (Italy) and Montreal (Canada). Here is a complete compilation of the locations and sets featured in this symphony of violence.

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John Wick's Continental Hotel Location

John Wick Continental Hotel
The exterior of the legendary Continental Hotel is the Beaver Building in Manhattan. The hall of the Cunard Building was used to film the interior of the entrance lobby.
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Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Steven Bornholtz - Maps: Beaver Building / Cunard Building

Winston in the roof of the hotel
Winston, the owner of the hotel played by Ian McShane, meets Wick on the roof garden of the Rockefeller Plaza building, with St. Patrick's Cathedral as the Backdrop for the scene. Images by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

The Buddha with many arms room
The room featuring a huge oriental statue belongs to the Tao Downtown nightclub in Manhattan.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and SouthernWI - Map

John Wick 2 Hotel
By the end of this John Wick movie there is a key scene with Santino in the Continental lounge, filmed in the Ballroom of the Jane Hotel in Greenwich Village (also located in New York). Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

John Wick 2 Filming Locations

Car chase Montreal
The opening car chase scene, with the camera pointing to a well-known lingerie store, was filmed in Montreal in Saint-Catherine street. However, the next sequence where the motorcycle impacts into the gorgeous Ford Mustang Mach 1, was filmed more than 370 miles away from there. The filming took place in the heart of New York City, in the surprisingly empty streets of Broadway, between W 42nd and W 40th St.
Image courtesy of Lionsgate - Maps: Montreal / NYC

John Wick House
The spectacular John Wick house is located in Mill Neck (Long Island, NY).
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

John Wick 2 Museum
The GNAM (Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna) in Rome doubles as a New Yorker museum. Note the fake Empire State Building at the top-right corner. Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Google Maps

The art gallery scene in Italy
Filming interiors in the GNAM meant that the filmmakers could show some of the superb original artworks on display in this splendid museum. Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Nicolas Vadilonga

The library in Rome
The section of the movie set in Rome opens with aerial images of the city and the Vatican, and John on the top of the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali in Piazza Venezia. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

John Wick Hotel in Rome
Reeve's production was filming the facade of the Continentale Hotel in Rome at the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, located next to the Roman Forum. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Google Maps

Continentale Hotel Rome
The interior was filmed on location in the five stars Grand Hotel Plaza in the center of The Eternal City. Here was also filmed John's room with magnificent views of the San Carlo al Corso church's dome.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

Square and library scene
After that sequence, Wick walks through Piazza Navona and enters the old bookshop Antica Libreria Cascianelli (Largo Febo, 15). Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

Roman ruins catacombs
A big show stage was filmed in the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. The wonderful Paolo Sorrentino film The Great Beauty, and the not so wonderful Zoolander No. 2 were also filmed here. The entrance (and the way out) to Gianna's coronation party was filmed in the ruins of the Forum of Caesar, almost across the street from the Continentale Hotel location (Clivo Argentario St).
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Sébastien Bertrand - Map

John about and Gianna
The atmospheric meeting of John and Gianna was filmed in a surviving domed pavilion at the Gardens of Sallust (Horti Sallustiani). These are the remains of some Roman gardens from the 1st century BC. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Lalupa - Map

Stairway scene
Before the warm welcome at Piazza degli Zingari, John and Common roll down and fight in the stairs of Scalinata dei Borgia in Rione Monti. Rome is huge but somehow they end up back to the Italian Continental Hotel branch, in the marble Lion staircase room at the Grand Hotel Plaza.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Google Maps

The Subway Station
Back to New York with an open contract on his head, Wick fights the violinist assassin and other hitmen in the corridors of the Place des Arts metro and square in Montreal. Cast and crew were filming at MELS Studios, also located in the city. Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Jen Wen Luoh

Assassins in Lincoln Center
After getting out from the metro station, John has an exchange of bullets with Common near the fountain of the plaza of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Image by courtesy of Chun-Hung Eric Cheng - Map

Keanu Reeves Metro station
The action continues inside the new PATH West Concourse at One World Trade Center station, a work of Santiago Calatrava. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Derek D

John Wick 2 drehort
John visits crime lord The Bowery King on the top of a building near Manhattan Bridge at 135 Plymouth St.
Images by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

Mirrors scene
The scene of the mirrors, one of the best (and most expensive) of the film, was recorded in a studio in New Jersey.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

John Wick 2 Locations
The Angel of the Waters overlooking one of the final scenes of the movie in Fountain and Bethesda Terrace, Central Park. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

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  1. Where was the scene with the mirror taken? Is that a real place?

    1. No, it was all filmed in a studio in New Jersey.

    2. cool... which studio? Also, where is location of Wick's contemporary house?

  2. I'm trying to figure that out too lol

  3. The opening scene (with victoria secret sign) was filmed on St-Catherine Street in Montreal, I suspect. There is also a scene after the "path" in New York filmed in 'Places des Arts' Metro station in Montreal (where John is saved by the homeless man).

    1. Actually, that VS is on Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I'd know it anywhere as I go there often.

    2. Correct !!! Place des Arts Complex, Metro Place des Arts and on Ste-Catherine's street in Montreal. Also in front of the Palais des Congrès near Chinatown also in Montreal.

  4. I’m pretty sure the meeting between Santino and Winston with the large Buddhist statue was held at Tao Downton.

  5. Most of the scenes were shot in montreal. Easily recognizable places for someone who lives there!

  6. Were is john wicks house!?!?

    1. The house is in a New York suburb, although the owners aren't fans of having people wandering around...

    2. ok... how do you know? which county? NJ or NY? (Nice to see something that's on a nice piece of land and not a disposable mcmansion.)

    3. More info about John Wick's house following this link: https://architizer.com/projects/the-john-wick-house

  7. Do you know where the giant double doors used as the exterior of the Continental are located?

    1. It’s in the financial district of Manhattan. 1 Wall Street court.

  8. Where are the outdoor stairs that John Wick and Common tumble down for ages in Rome?

  9. The violin assassin was at the Place de Arts in Montreal, Canada

  10. What is the name of the very large circa late 1850's army painting, John and Santini meet in front of at the gallery? Santini claimed the artwork belonged to his father.

    1. I can't remember the artist, but it is in the museo nazionale d'arte moderne in Rome near the Borghese gardens. There is a salon with several of them and they are magnificent.

  11. where was catacombs fight/chase scene filmed?

  12. ay, what are some of the bowery(?) locations towards the end where john meets with laurence fishburne’s character

  13. where is the bank location?(before wick visiting museum)
    wick taking safe 5990,3(i guess)
    i love the bank design so i like to know where is it

  14. I don't think that's a Buddha god statue, because it doesn't appear to have the typical elephant head. It would seem to be instead, a statue of the Hindu god Parvati.

    1. In any case, the name of the club is Tao (apparently a reference to a Chinese religion), quite distinct from Buddhism. And where is Buddha depicted with multiple arms? Not Japan, Korea or China. I agree that the statue is probably representative of a religion of India. Ethnicity and religion are confused. Asians do not all look alike.

  15. Actualy: is Beaver St with Pearl St -- Not: 1 Wall Street Court

    Reference: https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2345/32884736662_a99f798af6_b.jpg

    SEE, STREET VIEW: https://goo.gl/maps/P3C68n4UFFk

  16. I think he meets the Bowery King on the top of a building near Manhattan Bridge, not Brooklyn Bridge

  17. What is the statue above the doorway when john goes to meet Winston?

  18. Some of the subway corridors shots were also shot in Montreal, at Place D'Armes station.


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