Where was The Kissing Booth 2 filmed? The School and the House Filming Locations

The cast Joey King and Jacob Elordi
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The sequel to The Kissing Booth picks up where the first installment left off, revolving around the long-distance relationship of Elle Evans (Joey King) and Noah Flynn (Euphoria's star Jacob Elordi). Joel Courtney plays Elle's best friend Lee and Meganne Young is his girlfriend, Rachel. Joining the main cast are Taylor Perez (Marco) and Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Chloe (known by her roles in The Originals and Legends of Tomorrow) .

The Kissing Booth 2 was filmed in South Africa, California and Boston. As the first chapter did, the movie combines establishing shots of Los Angeles and Santa Monica, but most of the scenes were recorded in Cape Town. Here is our spoiler-free filming locations guide:

The road trip landscape
The movie opens where it closes -right, we said no spoilers- with Elle riding her motorbike Honda VT 750 C Shadow in a scenic coastal windy drive. This is the spectacular R44 road going east from Cape Town, offering breathtaking views of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve mountains on one side and the ocean in False Bay on the other.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

The Kissing Booth School

Los Angeles Country Day High School
The Los Angeles Country Day High School pictured in the film is actually the campus of the University of Cape Town. Shooting in South Africa brings down the production costs and this area of the country has a climate similar to California.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix and Adrian Frith - Map


The Kissing Booth school
The high school classrooms, courtyard and corridors are the Smuts Hall, a UCT Student Residence. This magnificent building is located in the Upper Campus overlooking the city on the slopes of Devil's Peak. This location was very easy to recognize as it was heavily featured in the Blood & Water series premiered in May 2020.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The scene in Santa Monica
At the beginning of the film there is a scene set in Santa Monica that was actually filmed by the Camps Bay Beach in Victoria Rd in Cape Town. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Marco playing guitar
Marco's street concert was filmed in the Silo District between the Allan Gray and Nedbank buildings (Victoria & Alfred Waterfront). Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Airport sequence
The scenes in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were shot at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). A short scene at Boston Airport was recorded in the Baxter Theatre.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map: CTICC / Baxter Theatre


The shoot in Boston city
The shoot in Boston was a tour through the city's landmarks, including the Fenway Baseball Park, Marshall St, the Copley Subway Station, Longfellow Bridge, the Community Boating near the Charles River Esplanade, the Trinity Church and Boston Common. The Black Rose Irish pub was renamed The Cap and Bell in the movie. The Mamma Maria Italian Restaurant pictured below is located in North Square Park.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Fenway Park / Restaurant


Playland Arcade Santa Monica
The Playland Arcade where Elle and Lee play Dance Dance Mania (a real music video game series called Dance Dance Revolution), is located in the Pacific Park pier of Santa Monica. However, the interior set was built in a studio in South Africa. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Dance Dance Mania competition
The Dance Dance Mania contest was held at the Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino, a large multi-purpose concert venue in Cape Town. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The Halloween party in the castle
The exteriors of awesome Halloween party with a corridor of human candleholders is the Lichtenstein Castle Guest House in Hout Bay. Perched upon the Karbonkelberg Mountain in the valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, this is a popular wedding venue. The manor house, decorated with dragons and gargoyle statues, is a replica of the original Gothic Schloss Lichtenstein Castle in W├╝rttemberg (Germany), built by a South African businessman between 1986 and 1998. You can also rent this stately home as a 4 bedroom private villa. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Amoeba Music store
Elle and Marco visit the iconic Amoeba Music store at 6400 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. This branch of the independent music store has now permanently closed down, although the company has plans to reopen it in a new space. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The Kissing Booth drehort
The Los Angeles Country Day festival and the kissing booth game at the end of the movie were filmed in The Rooiplein (also known as the Jan Marais square). The square is located in the Stellenbosch University campus, a city situated around 50 miles east of Cape Town. Image courtesy of Netflix and Lourie Pieterse - Map


The park gazebo
You won't find the movie's small park pavilion anywhere, as it was built just for the film on location at Wynberg Park. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The Kissing Booth house

The Kissing Booth 2 house
Elle's house is a private home in Hout Bay, a wealthy and picturesque sea-side and harbour neighbourhood. Elle is not doing bad at all: Apart from living in an awesome house, having a handsome boyfriend and being picked up everyday by Joel on board a gorgeous Ford Mustang GT 350, she is expecting to be admitted to Harvard or Berkeley.


The Flynn House
The luxurious Flynn’s House with internal (and external) swimming-pool has actually only one level, the upper floor was added via CGI. This is the same Love Island villa featured in the 2020 edition of the British ITV programme. Nestled in the exclusive Eagles Nest neighbourhood in Cape Town, the 15,000 sq ft. mansion boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a huge garden with views to Table Mountain National Park.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Sotheby’s International Realty - Map

You can also find all the filming locations where The Kissing Booth part one was filmed following this link.

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8 comments

  1. I'm from Cape Town and loved watching all the familiar scenes! Here are some more Cape Town locations:
    -The outside of LAX is Cape Town International Airport
    -The dance competition looks like it was filmed at the Grand Arena at Grandwest Casino
    -The scene where Marco sings was filmed at the V&A Waterfront
    -and many random scenes at the Cape Town Convention Center

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    1. Also loved seeing all the familiar Cape Town scenes. The castle scene is a real castle - we got married there. It's the Lichtenstein Castle in Hout Bay. The inaide of the LAX airport looks like the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Center)

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    2. That's great, thanks a lot for your help!

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  2. Does anyone know where they filmed Elle's house? I love it!

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    1. Hout Bay! My dad lives there :)

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  3. And dont forget the Baxter Theatre!

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  4. The stAdium where homecoming king and queen was announced looks like Coetzenburg stadium in Stellenbosch. The gym scenes as well could have been maties gym. Does anyone know where the Flynn's house are?

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  5. This was so fun to read. Me and my friends have been talking about the filming locations and some of my suspicions have been confirmed. I am a student at Stellenbosch where the kissing booth festival scene was filmed. At first I thought it was a real carnival, but when I heard the sequel is being shot there, the people setting up there let me and my friend walk through. It was so fun and looks so much cooler in front of you.

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