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

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The first John Wick movie was an unexpected public and critical success, so it became franchise. Keanu Reeves returned in the sequel, assuming once more the role of the charismatic professional executioner.

The movie features great filming locations - John Wick Chapter 2 was primarily filmed in the Brooklyn and Manhattan areas of New York, in Rome, and Montreal.

John Wick 2 filming locations

This time, Wick is forced back into action by his former partner, who planned to take control of the obscure international guild of assassins.

Here is our complete compilation of the locations and sets featured in this symphony of violence. Also, follow this link to read our report about the next installment: Where was John Wick 3 filmed?

John Wick's Continental Hotel Location

John Wick Continental Hotel
The exterior of the legendary Continental Hotel is the Beaver Building in Manhattan. The flatiron-shaped 15-story skyscraper was completed in 1904 in the Renaissance Revival style. In the real world, if you visit the building, instead of Charon, the concierge (played by Lance Reddick), you'll find the Japanese restaurant Haru Sushi.

The imposing interior with vaulted ceilings and ornate decorations was actually filmed at the lobby and Great Hall of the Cunard Building. Located at 25 Broadway in the Financial District, the facade and the vestibule were designated as a New York City Landmark in 1995.
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Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Steven Bornholtz - Maps: Beaver Building / Cunard Building


Winston on 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
Near the end of the movie, there is a key scene with Santino (played by Riccardo Scamarcio) 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 toward a well-known lingerie store, was filmed in Montreal on Saint-Catherine street.

However, the next sequence where the motorcycle crashes 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, on the surprisingly empty streets of Broadway, between W 42nd and W 40th Street.
Image courtesy of Lionsgate - Maps: Montreal / NYC


John Wick House
The spectacular John Wick house is located at 121 Mill Neck in Long Island, NY.

Built in 1971, this 7,251 sq feet single-family house on a five-acre site has six bedrooms, spectacular water views, and an estimated market value of about four million dollars.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map


John Wick 2 Museum
The GNAM (Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna) in Rome doubles as the museum in New York. Note the fake Empire State Building added via CGI 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


John Wick in Rome
The section of the movie set in Rome, opens with aerial footage of the city and the Vatican.

John is on top of the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali in Piazza Venezia with a view of the iconic Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria).
Image courtesy of Lionsgate - Map


John Wick Hotel in Rome
Reeve's production filmed 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-star Grand Hotel Plaza in the center of The Eternal City.

John's room with magnificent views of the San Carlo al Corso church's dome was also recorded in a suite of this luxurious hotel.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map


Square and library scene
After this sequence, Wick walks through Piazza Navona and enters the bookshop Antica Libreria Cascianelli at 15 Largo Febo. This historical antique books store opened in 1837.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map


Roman ruins catacombs
Gianna's coronation party in a ruined temple and catacombs was filmed in the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, the nearly 1,800 years old Roman public baths.

The wonderful Paolo Sorrentino film The Great Beauty, and the not-so-wonderful Zoolander No. 2 were also filmed here.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Sébastien Bertrand - Map


John going out the catacombs
However, the entrance to the ruins was filmed in the remains of the Forum of Caesar, located almost across the street from the Continentale Hotel at Clivo Argentario street.

The temple in the background is the Santi Luca e Martina church.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map


John and Gianna
The atmospheric meeting of John and Gianna (played by Claudia Gerini) was filmed in a surviving domed pavilion at the Gardens of Sallust (Horti Sallustiani).

These are the monumental remains of an ensemble of Roman gardens dated from the 1st century BC.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Lalupa - Map


Stairway scene
Before the warm welcome at Piazza degli Zingari (a small square in central Rome), John and Cassian (played by American rapper and actor Common) roll down and fight on the Scalinata dei Borgia stairs in Rione Monti.

Rome is a huge city, but somehow -movie magic- they end up at the Italian Continental Hotel branch. The interior scene was filmed at the marble lion staircase hall at 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.

The production was hosted at MELS Studios, also located in Montreal.
Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Jen Wen Luoh


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
After getting out of the subway station, John has an exchange of bullets with Cassian near the fountain of the plaza in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts's plaza in New York.
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 designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Derek D


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


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


John Wick 2 Locations
The last sequence with Winston was filmed at the Fountain and Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, with the Angel of the Waters overlooking the scene. John starts running with his dog through the Central Park Mall.

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

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

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

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

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  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).

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

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    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.

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

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

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  6. Were is john wicks house!?!?

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

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    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.)

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

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

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

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

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  9. The violin assassin was at the Place de Arts in Montreal, Canada
    http://www.larouteaccessible.com/en/espRenderImage?path=7928d49e3c6f2f4121ab13f1458feb24.jpg

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  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.

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    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.

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  11. where was catacombs fight/chase scene filmed?

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

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  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
    thanks

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  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.

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    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.

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  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

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

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

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

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