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

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The first John Wick movie was an unexpected critical success, and is now on its way of becoming a franchise. Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel, assuming the role of the charismatic professional killer. This time he's forced back into action by his former partner, who plans to take control of an obscure international guild of assassins.

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

UPDATE: Follow this link to read our new post: Where was John Wick 3 filmed?

John Wick's Continental Hotel Location

John Wick 2 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 interiors of the entrance lobby.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate and Steven Bornholtz - Beaver Building Map / Cunard Building Map

Where did they filmed John Wick
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 a Backdrop for the scene. Images by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

John Wick filmed in New York
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 the movie, there is 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

John Wick 2 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 crashes into the gorgeous Ford Mustang Mach 1, was filmed more than 370 miles away from there. The shoot 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 - Montreal Map / NYC Map

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

Where is John Wick filmed in Italy
Shooting interiors in the GNAM meant that the filmmakers could add to the cinematography of the film some of the original artworks that this splendid museum exhibits. Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Nicolas Vadilonga

John Wick Chapter 2 Rome
The section of the movie set in Rome opens with aerial establishing shots 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
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 interiors were shot 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 to the San Carlo al Corso church's dome.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

Where do they filmed John Wick
After that sequence, Wick walks through Piazza Navona and enters the old book shop Antica Libreria Cascianelli (Largo Febo, 15). Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Map

John Wick where filmed
A big show stage was filmed in the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. The wonderful film The Great Beauty from Paolo Sorrentino, and the not so wonderful Zoolander No. 2 were also shot 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 Wick shooting locations
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

John Wick shooting locations
Before exchanging some shots and coming to blows at Piazza degli Zingari, John Wick 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

John Wick 2 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

John Wick shooting locations
After getting out from the metro station, John has an exchange of shots 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

John Wick 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 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

John Wick mirrors scene
The scene of the mirrors, one of the best (and most expensive) of the film, was shot 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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We found and selected some very interesting items to help understand why the first John Wick installment has reached the status of semi-cult movie. For instance, someone has produced a replica of the Blood Oath Marker coins used in the film!
Look at the price of this bloody variant of a Funko vinyl figure. There is an incredibly detailed and beautifully packaged re-edited Blue Ray edition. Also you can get your hands on one of these cool movie posters.



  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.

  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. Replies
    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


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